Do you know how being overweight can affect your wellbeing? Estimate whether your weight is healthy by using the healthdirect BMI calculator to work out your BMI.
Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference
Learn how to calculate your body mass index (BMI) and measure your waist circumference. These measurements tell you if you are a healthy weight.
What to do if you are underweight
Being underweight could lead to health problems such as a weak immune system and bone fractures. Discover the causes, symptoms and when to get help.
Obesity is a term used to describe being overweight. Obesity can lead to symptoms that affect your life. Learn about BMI, prevention and treatment options.
Obesity in children
Childhood obesity is when a child has too much body fat for their age. There are simple steps to take to help your child move towards a healthy weight.
How to reduce visceral body fat (hidden fat)
Visceral or 'toxic’ fat is the harmful fat around your heart and abdominal organs. Learn how to tell if you have visceral fat and how to manage it.
Guide to bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off in the long term. Learn about the different types of bariatric surgery here.
Rural men face greater risk of health problems, including suicide
Men who live in rural and remote Australia are more at risk of many health issues, such as obesity and suicide. Even in the outback, help is available.
Healthy things to do with your kids these school holidays
Check out these healthy activity ideas if you're struggling to find things to do with your children these school holidays.
Obesity at conception linked to pregnancy complications
Women should lose weight before getting pregnant if they're obese or overweight, experts say, as excess weight at conception is linked to pregnancy complications.