​​Maintaining a healthy weight


Being overweight or obese usually happens when people eat more calories than they need to. A healthy diet and active lifestyle should help you manage your weight. 

People come in all shapes and sizes and a healthy weight for you might be different to your friends and family. The easiest and simplest way to check if you are a healthy weight is by measuring your Body Mass Index (BMI). 

To find out about the health risks associated with obesity and more tips on how to lose weight and also a BMI calculator go to the The NHS Choices website​.

You can also find more support to help you maintain a healthy weight on the JustBe Croydon website.

Free healthy weight advice and support for families and children 

Alive ‘N’ Kicking is a free children’s lifestyle weight management service that helps overweight children, young people and their families to reach and maintain a healthier weight.

Provided by The London Borough of Croydon, the service supports families with children aged 4-12 years to improve their lifestyle, physical fitness and nutrition habits.

Those who are eligible can register for a free 12 week Alive ‘N’ Kicking programme. 

Contact the Alive ‘N’ Kicking team to find out if you qualify to attend this service. Telephone 020 3757 6598 or email croydon@ank.uk.com.

Visit the Alive and Kicking website for more information.