Your Health and Your Weight

Sticking with It! Maintaining Healthy Lifestyle Changes

It takes willpower and motivation to make and maintain changes in your life. But, press on, arm yourself with a few good strategies, and you'll be on your way to maintaining healthy habits for life.

Your health and your weight are connected. If your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for diseases and certain conditions. Learn more about BMI, defining overweight and obese, and healthy weights for all ages.

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    Obesity

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    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

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    BMI Calculator for Adults

    BMI, or body-mass index, can be used as a screening tool to identify potential health problems. Use this calculator to determine your BMI. Read More

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    Changes in lifestyle — such as managing food choices, losing weight and increasing physical activity — can help return blood glucose levels to normal in people with prediabetes. Read More

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    Fertility and Diet

    While healthy eating prepares your body for pregnancy, it can also affect fertility in ways that are not yet clear. Healthy body weight and physical activity level also play a role. Read More