Your Health and Your Weight

Emphasizing Health vs. Weight for Body-Positive Thinking

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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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  • 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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    Kareen Turner, MPH, RD

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    Understanding Body Mass Index

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    Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

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