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Do you have a Healthy Weight?

Maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 to 22.9kg/m².

How to calculate your BMI:

If your BMI is high, consider aiming for a 10% weight loss over a 6-month period.


Weight gain can occur more easily as we age, especially in the middle years, due to age-related loss of muscle mass and reduced physical activity levels.

As you age, start to watch your portion sizes and your food choices to maintain a healthy BMI. Be sure to include good quality, lean protein sources in your daily diet to preserve muscle mass as you age. Lean protein sources include fish, lean meat, poultry without skin, eggs, as well as vegetarian sources such as tofu, lentils and beans, bean products and nuts.

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BMI Ranges

BMI (kg/m2)Category
=23.0Unhealthy Weight
18.5 - 22.9Normal
< 18.5Underweight

Source: HealthHub, Singapore

Note: BMI should not be used to calculate health risks in pregnant women, people with a muscular build and the elderly. These BMI values also do not apply to youths below 18 years old

Keen to find out if you are in the healthy range?
Use the online BMI calculator at