Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a tool that is used in healthcare to assess one of the components of your overall health and cardiovascular risk. It is measured using your weight and height and is expressed as a number in Kg/m2. Please note, BMI alone is not a good measure of your health and “normal” BMI ranges do not apply to all people from all populations.

To calculate your BMI enter your details into the calculator.

Waist Measurement - MedSurg Weight Loss in Brisbane, QLD

Waist Measurement

Waist circumference in adults is a very good indicator of visceral fat and is a far better predictor than BMI (body mass index) for risk of a person developing metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2017-18 National Health Survey, 63% of Australian adults had an “at risk” waist circumference, which puts them at a higher risk of developing chronic disease. 

Measuring your waist circumference:

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