Going Up In Smoke: Weight gain when you quit smoking

    Many people seem to gain a couple of kilos when they quit smoking, but is it really a problem? Well, the jury’s been out for a while on this one, and the verdict seems to be: forget your weight and focus solely on the puffs (or lack of them). It’s not often in this day and age that...

Pregnancy and Weight Control

  Women who are very overweight (or very underweight) at the start of pregnancy are at greater risk of developing complications during pregnancy or at delivery. For the overweight woman, these include high blood pressure, hypertension or pregnancy (toxaemia), caesarean birth, kidney ailments, gestational diabetes and a long labour. If you’re pregnant or considering pregnancy, make sure you have a...