Healthy Weight (adults)
A healthy weight is important for everyone - being overweight increases the risk of ill health, chronic disease and can also affect sleep patterns, mobility and self confidence.
A healthy weight is achievable by making gradual changes to your lifestyle. This way you can be sure to lose weight safely and maximise your health and wellbeing for the long term.
The benefits of a small amount of weight loss include:
- Reduced risk of developing heart disease and stroke
- Reduced risk of developing diabetes/helping to manage diabetes
- Improvements in blood pressure levels
- Improvement in mobility, back and joint pain
- Less breathlessness
(National Obesity Forum)
If you think you could benefit from losing weight, talk to a health professional for advice and start your journey towards better health today!
Am I a healthy weight? Check out the BMI calculator here
Thinking about losing weight? Start slowly with changes to suit you…to get started visit the page below:
Healthy weight and your child
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