Managing your weight means a healthy diet and regular exercise. Fad diets are not the answer. A healthy weight may vary for different people. Some health conditions can make it difficult to control weight gain.
Overweight and obesity are essentially preventable diseases.
The hormones leptin, insulin, oestrogens and androgens, and growth hormone may be factors in obesity.
Once children are overweight, it takes a lot of effort for them to return to a healthy weight.
If your child is overweight, you can help by making healthier lifestyle choices for yourself.
You can help your child to develop healthy patterns for life and avoid obesity