Evaluate your weight. One way is to check your Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI scores weight in relation to height. A BMI between 19 to 25 is a healthy range for most people. At higher BMI levels, some health problems may increase.
If you're at a healthy weight, keep up the good work. Be sure to continue with a healthy living plan that includes a balanced diet and regular physical activity. If your BMI is 25 or higher:
What we eat over time influences our health and may affect our risk for some diseases. While there is no one "right way" to eat, healthy eating plans include some tried and true principles. Start by following Canada’s Food Guide recommendations and the tips below.
Move a little more everyday. Challenge yourself:
Small changes in activity can create a significant calorie deficit over time. The more small changes you make, the easier regular activity will become to fit into your usual schedule and lifestyle plan. 10 minute spurts here and there all contribute to the recommended 60 minutes per day you should be aiming for.