In the trial program, fathers and children significantly improved their overall health and quality of life.
- reduced their waist circumference
- reduced their blood pressure and resting heart rate
- increased their rates of physical activity
- decreased their kilojoule intake
- improved their overall diet
Importantly, fathers maintained improvements from 3- to 6-months after the program, despite no contact between researchers and participants.
Fig. 1 – Fathers in the HDHK program lost more weight than those who did not receive the program (control group) and weight loss was sustained longer term (3 months and 6 months).
85% of participants lost greater than 5% of their body weight
Fig. 2 – Dads in the HDHK program decreased their waist circumference.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is one measure commonly used to measure overweight and obesity. The BMI is a relationship between weight and height that is associated with body fat, nutritional status and health risk.
BMI is determined by your weight in kg divided by your (height in metres).
You can calculate your own BMI using this online calculator BMI calculator