Achieving and maintaining a HealthyWeight is one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being. Losing just 10% of your excess weight can improve blood sugar control, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improve lung function and breathlessness, reduce the frequency of sleep apnoea, improve sleep quality and daytime drowsiness. It can also alleviate osteoarthritis, back and joint pain.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2 out of 3 adults were above the healthy weight. Nearly 30% of adults were significantly overweight or obese with a BMI above 30, and having an increased risk of associated medical conditions.