What's Your Healthy Weight?
We know that a lot of adults in the UK are overweight or obese and those extra pounds can cause problems with our health, whether we have diabetes or not. Excess weight is linked with heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and some cancers – as well as Type 2 diabetes. Achieving a healthy weight, and maintaining it, is often easier said that done and it’s one of the hardest things to do for some people. Whether you want to lose or gain a few pounds – or are a healthy weight already – there’s lots of evidence to show that being a healthy weight will benefit your health. These benefits include better blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels and reducing your risk of developing any long-term health problems. And, most people say they also feel better about how they look. Weight is a sensitive issue for many people and achieving your ideal weight is often easier said than done. For some people, losing weight can be straightforward but keeping the weight off becomes a herculean task, leading to fluctuations in their weight through the years. So, what are the positive steps you can take to lose any extra pounds – or to stop gaining any more? In this section Ho Continue reading >>