Overweight and Obesity

How Sleep Habits Affect Healthy Weight

Scientists aren't sure why, but too little sleep is linked with both packing on extra pounds and developing Type 2 diabetes.

Carrying too much body fat has harmful effects on your health. Learn how the appropriate approach to weight loss and lifestyle changes can give you long-term success.

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  • Your Health and Your Weight

    Talk to Your Child About Weight

    Go ahead and talk with your children about weight. Allow them to tell you about the frustrating and painful issues common among overweight children. Read More

  • Your Health and Your Weight

    Understanding Body Mass Index

    BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is important to know what your BMI does and does not indicate about your weight, health and lifestyle choices. Read More

  • Your Health and Your Weight

    Your Health and Your Weight

    Your health and your weight are connected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for many diseases and conditions. Read More

  • Diabetes

    Understanding Diabetes

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body uses energy in the form of glucose from food. Diabetes cannot be cured but it can be successfully treated. Read More