Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Following a long-term, balanced eating plan and engaging in
regular physical activity are great ways to manage your weight.
It's not just the scales that reflect your weight - it is also
the size of your waist. Health professionals recommend men keep
their waist below 94cm and women below 80cm - although different
ethnic groups have different recommended measurements.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
A good way to determine whether you are in a healthy weight
range is to measure your BMI. This is calculated by dividing your
body weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared.
Below 18.50 : Underweight
18.50 - 24.99 : Normal
25 - 29.99 : Overweight
30+ : Obese
No quick fix!
If you are looking to lose weight, don't rush to follow the
latest fad diet. The best way to improve your health is to make
small, sustainable changes to your eating behaviour and physical