A three minute health weight check-up
5 Reminders to keep trim
- Move. An exercise plan is great, but don’t forget the importance of incidental exercise. Walk rather than tram/drive, climb those stairs to work, spend the last half of your lunch hour walking.
- Reward yourself and relax at night with non-food rituals like music, favourite activity, baths, and candles. Something to make you feel loved.
- Stand up strong and avoid the junk food. Minimise packaged snacks like cakes, crackers and chocolate.
- Have healthy food handy for snacks such as nuts, cheese, fruit, yogurt, hummus dips, and tasty tea.
- Replace bread and rice with loads of vegies in your meals. Try new add new ones like grilled capsicum, lemon juice on chopped tomato and parsley, roasted beetroots and fetta.
has more than doubled in the last 20 years.
Alarming, but true – more than one in two Australian adults are overweight.
Now this may not be you, but the evidence demonstrated a trend towards Australians living more sedentary lifestyles and being exposed to, and consuming higher calorific and refined foods.
Check how you measure up…
A convenient way for an adults to assess whether your weight is in the healthy range is by using the Body Mass Index. Your BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height in metres squared. BMI = Weight (Kg)/Height2 (Metres2)
A healthy BMI is between 20 and 25 kg/m2
A quick and easy way to check is by measuring waist circumference. Healthy measurements are 80cm or less for women and 94cm or less for men.
Grab a tape measure and a calculator and give yourself a check-up, or go online for more information to www.measureup.gov.au
Make a consultation for a manageable strategy to be as well as you can be.