Healthy living

Weight problems

What can I do about weight problems?

Are you overweight or underweight? The first step is to review your eating habits and lifestyle. Or ask your doctor for advice. Your doctor’s practice or pharmacy will have information leaflets about healthy eating and being over/underweight. Some cantonal hospitals and clinics offer advice on diet. Ask whether your health insurance fund will cover the costs of such advice. Sufficient exercise is as important as healthy eating.


There are programmes throughout Switzerland for overweight children and adolescents. The aim of these programmes is a healthy weight.