Weight management

Being a healthy body weight means you’re less likely to suffer from a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, stroke and some cancers.

What is weight management?

Weighing yourself, measuring your BMI (body mass index) and taking your waist measurement can help identify if you’re within a healthy weight range for your age and height. If you meet your body’s energy needs with a balanced eating plan, and get enough physical activity, you’re more likely to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.




Statistics

500

Climbing stairs for ten minutes burns 500kj. That’s equivalent to a can of lemonade.

1,270

There are 1,270 extra kilojoules in a double burger, compared to a single burger.

67%

In 2017-2018 67% of Australian adults were overweight or obese.

500,000

Over half a million Australians have lost weight with the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.