Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is good for everyone’s overall well-being and is important for a healthy lifestyle.
If you have fat stored around the middle, you are at greater risk of developing diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. To measure your waistline and see if your lifestyle is impacting on your health, click here.
For more information on how to measure your waist and waist measurements for various ethnic groups go to www.measureup.gov.au.
You can work out your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared (m2). For more information, click here.
To achieve a healthy weight, you will need to be more physically active and eat healthier. Your weight can be affected by:
When the amount of energy (kilojoules) you get from food and drink is more than you use up through physical activity and daily activities, then you will gain weight. For more information, click here.
To lose weight, you need to eat healthier foods and drinks, be mindful of portion sizes, eat in-line with how physically active you are and increase your physical activity levels.
For more information about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, click here.
You can use the Get Healthy checklist to plan and keep track of your Get Healthy Goals, just click here.
If you want to monitor any changes in your waist circumference click here.
Find out more about the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service® by calling 1300 806 258. A university-qualified health coach can help you kick-start a Get Healthy Journey towards your ideal weight.