What is it?
Weight management is a multifaceted approach to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight that involves a combination of dietary, physical, and lifestyle interventions. A healthy weight is determined by an individual’s body mass index (BMI), which takes into account their height and weight.
Excessive weight gain or obesity can significantly increase the risk of developing a range of chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Therefore, weight management is essential for overall health and well-being.
Weight management strategies can vary depending on an individual’s needs and goals. Some common approaches include:
Dietary modifications: A balanced and nutritious diet is a critical component of weight management. This may involve reducing calorie intake, limiting the consumption of unhealthy fats and sugars, increasing the intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and avoiding processed foods.
Physical activity: Regular physical activity is an essential component of weight management. This may involve engaging in moderate to high-intensity exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, such as jogging, cycling, or swimming.
Lifestyle modifications: Lifestyle modifications such as reducing sedentary behavior, getting adequate sleep, and managing stress can also support weight management goals. Medical interventions: In some cases, medical interventions such as weight loss surgery or medication may be necessary for individuals with severe obesity.
Individualized and evidence-based interventions are crucial for successful weight management. Our Healthcare providers and registered dietitians can provide personalized guidance and support for weight management goals.