Being overweight places increased risk on your long-term health and can even decrease life expectancy.
Making positive food and active lifestyle choices from a young age and carrying this into adulthood is essential in maintaining a healthy weight.
Fad diets may seem like a quick fix solution and achieve short-term weight loss, but are proven to be ineffective in long-term weight loss. Following a sensible eating plan and regular exercise routine are the basics of maintaining a healthy weight.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a system that helps assess if you are a healthy weight, based on calculations from your height and weight.
- check your BMI using the NHS online BMI calculator
Further information can be found on the NHS Better Health website.