Call: 01206 854564 or

Latest News

Nutrition and Hydration Week – Are you a healthy weight?

shutterstock_100828183Our in-house Dietitian and Nutrition and Hydration Week ambassador, Ruth Smith, offers her advice on achieving a healthy weight  in the last of this five part series.

Are you a healthy weight?

Did you know……

  • That maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type two diabetes, stroke, some cancers, arthritis and back problems.
  • To calculate whether or not you are a healthy weight you should calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI).
  • BMI = your weight in kg ÷ your height in metres²

Example:     70kg ÷  1.8m² = 21.6 kg/m²

  • Then find out what your BMI means:

<20 kg/m²  =  Underweight

20-25 kg/m² = Healthy weight

25-30 kg/m² = Overweight

>30 kg/m² = Very overweight

  • Where you store body fat also affects your risk of certain conditions.  Central body fat (apple shaped) puts you at a higher risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes than peripheral body fat (pear shaped).
  • Therefore losing inches instead of pounds is just as important.
  • If you are overweight or apple shaped, the key to losing weight or inches is to eat a balanced diet and take regular exercise.
  • Remember small changes can make a big difference!

For further information please see

http://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/Want2LoseWeight.pdf

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eight-tips-healthy-eating.aspx

Disclaimer:

This information is provided to promote healthy eating in the workplace for healthy individuals.  It is not intended for the use of anyone who is pregnant or has a medical condition.

 

Posted in: Dietitian - Ruth Smith, News



For industry whitepapers, case studies, news & information.