“Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
includes healthy eating, physical activity,
optimal sleep, and stress reduction”.1

Umbrella
What may the Healthy Weight Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Healthy Weight
  • Weight Control
  • Weight Prevention

Definition

What is a healthy weight?

In Healthy Weight the Office on Women’s Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Womenshealth.gov note:

“What is a healthy weight? The answer is different for everyone. But it’s important to know what a healthy weight is for you”.2

Achieving and Maintaining

What does achieving and maintaining a healthy weight include?

In Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explain:

“Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight includes healthy eating, physical activity, optimal sleep, and stress reduction. Several other factors may also affect weight gain”.3

Aging

As people age is it easier to gain weight?

In Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: Preventing Weight Gain the CDC elaborate on:

Women

As women age how much weight may they gain?

The (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) note:

“On average, Australian women gain around 5-7kg per decade as they age”.5

Weight Gain Prevention

What is the key to weight gain prevention?

In Managing Healthy Weight: Weight Gain Prevention the JH elaborate on:

“The key to preventing weight gain lies in understanding what causes weight gain and how you can maintain a healthy weight for you”.6

In Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: Preventing Weight Gain the CDC note:

“The good news is that weight gain can be prevented by choosing a lifestyle that includes good eating habits and daily physical activity”.7

Fad Diets

Do fad diets work?

In Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity the CDC explain:

“Fad diets may promise fast results, but such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run”.8

Dietary Supplements

Do dietary supplements work?

In Weight Control: Bottom Line the (United States) National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) caution:

  • “Researchers have studied the weight loss potential of a variety of dietary supplements, including omega-3s and fish oil; chitosan, a dietary fiber from shellfish; green tea extracts; Chinese herbs; and bitter orange (Citrus aurantium) extract. None have been shown to be effective for weight loss, and each of these has side effects”.9

In Weight Control: Safety the NCCIH also caution:

  • “If you’re considering a dietary supplement for weight loss, remember that “natural” does not necessarily mean “safe””.10

Benefits

What are the benefits of a healthy weight?

In Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: Preventing Weight Gain the CDC elaborate on:

“By avoiding weight gain, you avoid higher risks of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and some forms of cancer”.11

Health Care Provider

What if I would like help with a healthy weight?

If you would like help with a healthy weight it may be in your best interest to talk to your health care provider about this. The NCCIH note:

“If you’re thinking about starting a new weight-loss program, talk with your health care provider, who can assess your weight and health risks, determine whether you need to lose weight, and provide information that will help you make informed decisions about an effective weight-loss program”.12

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  1. Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity. Last Reviewed: 03 June 2022. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/index.html Accessed: 12 November 2022
  2. Healthy Weight. Page Last Updated: 06 October 2022. Office on Women’s Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Womenshealth.gov https://www.womenshealth.gov/healthy-weight Accessed: 12 November 2022
  3. Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity. Last Reviewed: 03 June 2022. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/index.html Accessed: 12 November 2022
  4. Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: Preventing Weight Gain. Last Reviewed: 03 June 2022. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/prevention/index.html Accessed: 12 November 2022
  5. Managing Healthy Weight: Weight Gain Prevention. Last Updated: 15 January 2020 | Last Reviewed: 17 February 2014. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/healthy-living/managing-healthy-weight Accessed: 12 November 2022
  6. Managing Healthy Weight: Weight Gain Prevention. Last Updated: 15 January 2020 | Last Reviewed: 17 February 2014. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/healthy-living/managing-healthy-weight Accessed: 12 November 2022
  7. Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: Preventing Weight Gain. Last Reviewed: 03 June 2022. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/prevention/index.html Accessed: 12 November 2022
  8. Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity. Last Reviewed: 03 June 2022. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/index.html Accessed: 12 November 2022
  9. Weight Control: Bottom Line. Last Updated: September 2017. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/weight-control Accessed: 12 November 2022
  10. Weight Control: Safety. Last Updated: September 2017. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/weight-control Accessed: 12 November 2022
  11. Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: Preventing Weight Gain. Last Reviewed: 03 June 2022. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/prevention/index.html Accessed: 18 May 2022
  12. Weight Control. Last Updated: September 2017. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health https://nccam.nih.gov/health/weightloss Accessed: 12 November 2022
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