Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) - Healthy Weight


Large group smilingThe information on the Healthy Weight Guide website is relevant to most people interested in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight.

It may be of most interest and relevance to people who are overweight, especially those who are ready to change.

If you are overweight and have health problems, or if you are obese, you should talk with your health professional about how losing weight can improve your health and wellbeing. People who are obese will benefit from more supervised guidance. 

If you are underweight, while you will find some useful information and resources in the Healthy Weight Guide, it is also recommended that you see your health professional for more personal advice.

The Healthy Weight Guide can help you to find out if you are a healthy weight.

While the majority of information is suitable for most adults, the Healthy Weight Guide also includes specific information about children for parents and carers as well as information for other groups, such as teenagers, those in their mid-life, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, those over 65, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds, underweight people, people with disabilities, people living in rural and remote areas and health professionals.

While the Healthy Weight Guide does contain information relevant to most people, some of the information and tools, such as information about waist measurements and the BMI calculator, are not applicable for those under 18 years of age.

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