For a true gauge of your shape, bin the BMI and dig out the tape measure
Don't, be fooled by online calculators, the Body Mass Index (BMI) system is both ancient and inaccurate. The notion that your weight should correlate with your height would even label many of the athletes doing battle in this month's Six Nations as obese.
Waist-hip ratio (WHR) is a more scientific indicator of obesity. Divide your waist measurement by your hips: a healthy male WHR is 0.95, But be warned- if your belly starts catching your hips, you have greater worries than just your tailoring.
Studies suggest a WHR of 1.0 or more increases a man's chances of suffering cardiovascular problems or diabetes. But knocking two inches off your waist will take 0.05 off your WHR, bringing you back to safety.
What's more, a UCL study found a link between WHR and attractiveness. It's time to inch your way to health and happiness.