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Weight management

It is a good idea to find out what your healthy weight should be. Your healthy weight will vary depending on your height and gender, and also on your build. You can use an online tool such as the NHS Body Mass Indicator (BMI) to check if your weight is a healthy one for you.


Why should I manage my weight?

Being over weight can really effect your health and wellbeing. It can create or worsen other health conditions including;

Putting on weight or losing weight rapidly can also be an indicator of other medical conditions such as thyroid problems. If you are worried about your weight please speak to your doctor for advice.

More information about weight problems can be found on the NHS.UK.

The NHS has a free online weight loss plan, which is designed to help you lose weight safely and keep it off.

The weight loss plan features:

  • promotes safe and sustainable weight loss
  • learn to make healthier food choices
  • get support from an online community
  • a weekly progress chart (view sample PDF, 545kb)
  • exercise plans to help you lose weight
  • learn skills to prevent weight regain

The plan is designed to help you lose weight at a safe rate of 0.5kg to 1kg (1lb to 2lb) each week by sticking to a daily calorie allowance.


Local Help and Support

Ways to Wellness service helps people in the West of Newcastle to manage their long-term health conditions, through activities such as:

  • Getting involved in local groups and activities
  • Accessing specialist services and support
  • Healthy eating and getting more active
  • Getting support around benefits and welfare rights

HealthWORKS Newcastle can support you to lead a healthier life; from being more active, to eating healthily, giving up smoking, managing diabetes and improving your mobility.

More information about things you can do to improve your fitness can be found on the following articles on Information Now:

Last updated: December 17, 2018

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