Assess your shape and weight
Body shape and weigh are associated with various health risks, but although our basic body type is inherited, this can be modified by diet and exercise.
Body shape and weight provide vital clues to your health. Most of us will wind up looking like one of our parents. Just as the colour of our hair and eyes is transmitted through our genes, so too is our height and weight distribution, though these can be influenced by diet and exercise.
Body mass index (BMI) is based on a ratio of your weight to your height. Use our BMI Calculator to find out whether or not your weight is within the normal range for your height.
An understanding about your particular type of fat, and an accurate measurement of your weight is an essential part of your assessment.
Whilst we may not all be ‘in-shape’ we are all a certain shape, but which one? Female body shape can be classified in many ways including banana, apple, pear and hourglass.
You may think you're eating all the right things to ensure a healthy lifestyle, or are you? To find out, take this quiz devised by nutritionists.
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