"Obesity is associated with many illnesses and is directly related to increased mortality and lower life expectancy" - Department of Health
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Are you obese?
One way to find out if you are obese is to know your BMI, which relates you weight to your height.
BMI 18.5 or less - Underweight
BMI 18.5 to 24.9 - Normal range
BMI 25 to 29.9 - Overweight
BMI over 30 - Obese
BMI over 40 - Severely obese
To calculate you BMI [Body mass index] click here.
To prevent obesity, you need to have healthy diet and take regular exercise.
For more information on healthy eating click here.