Being a healthy weight no matter what your age is vital because being overweight/obese places increased risk on your long-term health and can even decrease life expectancy. Therefore 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 is the basics of maintain a healthy weight.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a tool used to assess whether or not you are a healthy weight and is based on height and weight measurements. You can check if you are a healthy weight by entering your details into the BMI calculator.
There are a number of services available in Portsmouth to help you to lose weight through providing you with the tools to make healthier food and activity choices to both make and maintain weight loss. Specific services for children/young people, parents of young children and adults/community are available within Portsmouth.