Q. What is your waist measurement?
A) 35 inches or above B) 30.5 - 34.5 inches C) 30 inches or under
Your waist measurement is a good gauge of your obesity level. If you selected the first answer obesity experts say you could be at risk of health problems. The NHS says the best way to check your obesity level is by measuring your body mass index (BMI). Having a BMI of 30-35 can shave three years off life expectancy, while a BMI of 40-50 means you are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, which in turn can shorten the lifespan by 10 years. But don’t fret, you can reduce your BMI. Try the online NHS calculator to work out your BMI and for tips to reduce it. Log on to NHS.UK for more information.