Should I reduce weight?
You should refer to your BMI and WHR to see if you need to lose some weight.
If you are overweight, any level of weight loss will have significant health benefits. Benefits of losing weight include significant decreases in raised blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels, reduced risk of suffering or dying from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
If you are obese and have a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes, it is wise to have a general check-up and ask your doctor to refer you to other health professionals (e.g. dietitian) for individualized advice and support.
If you are an Apple with a higher WHR, consider talking to a dietitian about making changes to your eating patterns, and talk to a fitness instructor about increasing your level of activity.
If you are a Pear with a healthy weight, you can focus on maintaining a balanced diet, being active and feeling good about yourself.