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Healthy Weight Range

There are many great reasons to maintain a healthy weight range.  People who have a BMI (body mass index)  within a healthy range have a lower risk of:

  • heart disease
  • high cholesterol
  • diabetes
  • stroke
  • sleep problems
  • pregnancy complications

 

Being within a healthy weight range also means that you have more energy to be active and take part in social and sporting activities.

 

To learn more about BMI, check out:  ‘What’s a BMI all about’

 

Please note the BMI is not an appropriate test for everyone. For those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, some different ethnicities, aged under 20 years or over 65 years,  or those with very high levels of exercise, the test may be unreliable. If you are unsure if the BMI is an appropriate measurement for you, please consult your doctor.

 

This fact sheet contains general information and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your healthcare professional for specific advice for your personal situation.

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