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As we age, our weight changes. Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of developing health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. Stay at a healthy weight for your heart by following our recommendations.

We are all different shapes and sizes. Your health professional may measure your BMI or waist alongside other factors like your blood pressure to get an overall picture of your heart health.
If you’re concerned about your weight, focus on improving your health with the NZ Heart Foundation lifestyle tips that include:

  • Managing your weight.
  • Working out your body mass index (BMI) and learning why its an important body measuring tool.

For more information about body size and heart health, visit the NZ Heart Foundation website here.