People whose BMI is 18.8 possess the ideal amount of body weight. You are healthy weight for your height.
This “body mass index” is associated with living longest, the lowest incidence of serious illness, as well as being perceived as more physically attractive than people with higher or lower BMI scores.
Maintain a healthy weight is important for overall health, and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions.
If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, diabetes, gallstones, and certain cancers.
That is why maintaining a healthy weight is so important: It helps you lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life.
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Good lifestyle habits are the key to maintain your weight healthy.
Maintain a healthy weight might seem really daunting. But it doesn’t need to be if we just try to swap over to healthier eating and physical activity habits every day.
Aim to keep within the ideal weight range.
Whether at home, work or on the run, some simple, small and easy changes for life can make all the difference:
- Think “2 fruit and 5 vegies” every day.
- Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
- Change to healthy recipes.
- Be active for at least 30 minutes every day.
- Limit your alcohol intake.
- Have breakfast.
- Swap big serves for smaller ones.
And of course, set a maximum weight for yourself. A weight which you will not let yourself go above.
Then weigh yourself weekly or monthly. If you are nearing your maximum weight, increase your focus on portion sizes, food choices, exercise and attitude.
Staying active is great for keeping your heart healthy and can help you manage your weight.
You can take the dog for a walk, meet a friend for a bike ride, park the car and walk the rest of the way, take stars instead of a lift or join a local fitness club. 30 minutes a day is enough, and It's worth the fight.
It may be a good idea to check your waist circumference and keep it within the recommended limits.