Weight management involves balancing a nutritious diet, physical activity and overall healthy habits to maintain an ideal body weight. Having excess weight, and especially being obese, can increase your risk for a number of health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. By reducing your weight to a healthy range, you can reduce many risks and many potential health complications.
We recommend that you focus on the development of sustainable and long-term habits, slowly and gradually. This does not include using fad diets to lose weight quickly, or excessive exercise to get fit fast. Based on your age, gender, current weight, culture, lifestyle and daily habits, we recommend you spend time developing your own personal goals and objectives.
How to determine healthy body weight:
Body mass index (BMI) is a commonly used method to measure body fat based on your height and weight. Learn more.
Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is also another commonly used method that compares the circumference of your waist to the circumference of your hips. Learn more.
How to manage your weight:
The two most common and effective ways to manage your weight are through your diet and through exercise. Learn more about healthy eating and physical activity to help you manage your weight.