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What is a healthy weight?
A healthy weight is one that is associated with a low risk of health problems. It will vary from person to person.
Why is being a healthy weight important?
Carrying too much weight (being overweight or obese) or carrying too little (being underweight) can increase your risk of a range of serious health problems. In general, the more extra weight a person carries (particularly if obese), the greater the …
How much physical activity do I need to do?
The Australian Physical Activity Guidelines for people aged 18-64 recommend: 150 to 300 minutes a week of moderately vigorous physical activity (exercise that requires effort, but is not so hard that you cannot talk, such as brisk walking); …
How does sitting affect my health?
Spending a lot of time sitting down has been associated with an increased risk of developing health problems such as type 2 diabetes. It also means that your body uses less energy, because major muscle groups, such as those in your legs, are not needing …
What is a kilojoule?
Energy in food is measured in kilojoules or calories. 1 calorie = 4.2 kilojoules.
What is a healthy BMI?
A healthy BMI range is between 18.5 and 25. Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight (in kilograms) by your height (in meters) squared.
Is it important to exercise if I am already a healthy weight?
Exercising or being physically active offers many health benefits, no matter what weight you are. Fitting in at least 150 to 300 minutes a week of moderately vigorous exercise (such as brisk walking) is recommended. …
It is important to eat a healthy diet if I am already a healthy weight?
Eating a healthy, balanced diet, consisting of a range of nutritious foods is important for your health, no matter what weight you are. This includes eating plenty of vegetables and fruit and limiting foods high in …
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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 14 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Healthy weight