A healthy weight is essential for your overall physical health. Weight affects our immunity, risk of disease, fertility and our mental health.
If you are overweight or obese, you risk developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Overweight men may also suffer from erectile dysfunction and fertility problems.
If you are underweight, you can have a weakened immune system, fragile bones, feel tired and for women, it can affect your menstrual cycle and chances of conceiving, men may also experience fertility problems.
Weight is not only dependent on a healthy diet, it is also affected by the amount of physical activity you do, illness and disease and mental health issues. It is important to look into both your weight and any underlying causes that cause you to gain or lose weight.
If you are within a healthy weight range, you only need to think about maintaining your healthy diet and making sure to stay active daily. Read more about Healthy Eating and exercise.
To lose weight safely the keys to success are:
To gain weight safely the keys to success are:
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