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.
Visit the Alive and Kicking website for more information.
Contact the Alive ‘N’ Kicking team to find out if you qualify to attend this service. Telephone 020 3757 6598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org