Losing weight guide
Physical activity as part of your daily routine is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. This guide can help you on your journey towards a healthy weight.
Do you realise how being overweight can affect your wellbeing? Estimate whether your weight is healthy by using the healthdirect BMI calculator to work out your BMI.
People with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and put themselves on restrictive diets and harsh, punishing exercise routines.
What to do if you are underweight
Being underweight can affect your health adversely. So, it’s important to understand what ‘underweight’ means and how you can gain weight safely if you need to. Learn more here.
Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference
Learn to estimate whether or not you are a healthy weight by calculating your body mass index (BMI) and measuring your waist circumference.
Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit reputed to enable weight loss. This article separates myth from facts and provides links to other ways of managing weight.
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery, a very effective surgery for weight loss, helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine absorb food.
Lap band surgery
Lap band, also called gastric banding, is a type of weight loss that helps you to feel full after eating only a small amount of food.
Symptoms of eating disorders
It is not always easy to tell if someone has an eating disorder, but there may be physical and psychological signs that suggest they have a problem. Learn more here.
Obesity is a term to describe somebody who's overweight. It can lead to symptoms that affect your life. Learn about your BMI, treatment options and prevention.