While a small proportion of the population experiences inadequate growth or is underweight, the major concern for the community and the health system is the increasing levels of overweight and obesity. High body mass increases the risk of a number of serious health conditions, particularly type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, asthma and osteoarthritis, and psychosocial problems in childhood.
Want information on maintaining a healthy weight?
Healthier Workplaces WA offers free services to all workplaces across Western Australia to help support and encourage workers to make positive lifestyle changes that benefit everyone.
Healthy You Healthy Baby is a tool designed to track your health and wellbeing during pregnancy and the early stages of being a parent.
The LiveLighter campaign aims to encourage Western Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles – to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Visit the website for free tools, tips and recipes.
My Healthy Balance is a free, on-line session based program that can assist you to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
The Better Health Program is a free, evidence based healthy lifestyle program for children aged 7–13 years who are above a healthy weight and their families.