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A healthy weight is one that contributes to your overall health, well-being and quality of life. It is different for each individual. Your weight is not simply a result of what you eat or how active you are. Genetics, health conditions, stress, sleep quality and other factors can also influence your weight. Eating well and being active can benefit your health regardless of your weight. Learn more about healthy weights.
Making realistic goals and creating a long-term plan with your doctor can help you improve your health. This may include counselling to help you change behaviours, reduce emotional eating, boost self esteem, and improve your overall mental health. Learn more about mental wellness.
For some people, having extra body fat can cause health problems. Learn about obesity and treatments in this section:
- Health Problems Associated With Adult Obesity
- Screening for Weight Problems
- Weight Management: Stop Negative Thoughts
- Choosing a Weight-Loss Program
- Liraglutide (Weight Loss) Injection
- Weight Loss Surgery
- Tips for Maintaining Weight Loss
Also see the Weight Management Learning Centre.
Last Updated: June 2021