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.
Abdominoplasty (also called a ‘tummy tuck’) is cosmetic surgery to alter the shape of the abdomen. Learn about the procedure and the questions to ask.
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.
Weight loss and dieting
Many diets are promoted in Australia, but they don't all work. Follow a healthy eating and exercise plan and you're more likely to keep weight off long term.
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.