Your Health and Your Weight

Time to Unplug!

Ungluing your kids from the TV set and other screens may help prevent and treat weight problems.

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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    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

    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

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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

  • Overweight and Obesity

    Obesity

    Being obese is not about what you weigh, it's about having too much fat in your body. Carrying too much body fat has harmful effects on your health. Read More

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    Healthy Weights for Healthy Teens

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    Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids

    A healthy weight for kids is about much more than numbers. It is about healthy behaviors, such as enjoying a variety of nutrient-rich foods and a variety of activities for strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity. Read More

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    Fertility Foods

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    Infertility affects about 7.3 million women and their partners in the U.S. Diet and weight management have a significant impact on the ability to conceive. Read More

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    Healthy Weight Gain

    Gaining or regaining weight can be just as difficult as losing weight. Here are some tips on gaining muscle or bone mass without adding extra fat. Read More

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    Back to Basics for Healthy Weight Loss

    Basic steps for maintaining a healthy weight include making smart food choices, getting the most nutrition from your calories and balancing food and physical activity. Read More

  • Your Health and Your Weight

    Make Sleep a Priority

    Make sure your child gets enough shut eye and you will provide them with an additional tool to help fight obesity. Read More

  • Your Health and Your Weight

    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