healthy weight

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healthy weight

Nutrition The ideal weight for a particular height. See Diet, Obesity. Cf Desirable weight.

Patient discussion about healthy weight

Q. How can I loose weight in a healthy way?

A. Basically – eat balanced diet of what your body NEEDS and not what you desire to eat, exercise more and cut off smoking and other bad habits. You don’t have to change your whole life – sometimes relatively simple measures can make a big change.

You may read more here (, and remember to consult a professional before you start a new diet or exercise program.


Q. Is it healthy to have a soft belly? I do not have a huge belly, but it is round and soft with no muscle tone with a fat layer.

A. The fat is more problematic than the muscle tone, and it's considered as a risk factor for heart diseases and others. Low muscle tone or strength of the muscles of the abdomen may lead to problems like hyperlordosis (lower back that is too curved backward) but these are usually treated, if necessary by strengthening these muscles, so usually it doesn't pose a substantial risk.

Q. Could you guys help me to get healthy? I am Daron, 25 years old, Male, 5’0 and weigh 250pounds. I have to loose a lot of weight to get a healthy body. I am crazy with my snacks. I know that I have to cut down on snacks. It’s always easy to say, but hard to follow. Usually, I never have a breakfast. For lunch I have Sandwich and Soup or Roll with filling. And for dinner I usually have Rice, Chips or Noodles with meat. Could you guys help me to get healthy?

A. You need to eat healthy and exercise...get rid of all of the junk in your house. Make yourself accountable by telling friends and family to help you stay in control. If you need any more help I'm here for you as I am going through the same thing.

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The aim is to support children and their families to make positive lifestyle choices related to food and exercise which will help them to achieve and maintain a healthy weight status now and into adulthood.
Starting from birth, helping children stay a healthy weight is the best approach.
The Baby Center has an online calculator to help you determine whether or not you're a healthy weight while pregnant.
This leads to the consensus that reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is essential for overall health and for keeping many chronic conditions and diseases at bay.
A questionnaire was used to record height/weight data, history of body weight counselling and parental opinion regarding healthy weight screening and counselling.
The Healthy Weight Initiative, launched in October 2013, is a whole-of-government approach focussed on tackling the main drivers of the obesity epidemic by making improvements in active living environments and food environments across the ACT.
Labour's Richard Simpson said: "One out of every four children from the poorest areas aren't considered a healthy weight, which could lead to serious problems later in life.
Maternal obesity -- defined as having a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or over when starting pregnancy, compared to the healthy weight category of between 18.
And it showed the risk was cut as body mass index increased above the healthy weight range.
Fad diets (that involve simply changing your diet for a few weeks) associated with very rapid weight loss are unlikely to lead you to a healthy weight in the long-term.

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