Where excess weight is carried is important for health risks. Find out your waist circumference here.
Being overweight is not healthy and where this extra weight is carried changes your health risk. Carrying too much weight around your stomach has the biggest impact on your health as this weight, known as abdominal fat, interacts with your bodies normal functioning and can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke.
Regardless of BMI, if your waist circumference is higher than healthy levels you are at a higher risk of developing these conditions.
Health tools, such as this one, are a simple measure to indicate health status and suggested risks and rely on provision of accurate information and measurements, they do not replace doctor or health care professional given advice. Please note these tools are only suitable for adults 18 years and older who are not pregnant or with other diagnosed medical conditions.