Your Health and Your Weight

Healthy Eating for Men

How a man eats throughout his life can help predict how well (or not) he ages.

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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Diabetes

    What Is Prediabetes?

    Kareen Turner, MPH, RD

    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

  • Your Health and Your Weight

    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

  • Healthy Aging

    Menopause and Weight

    Unwanted weight gain is frustrating at any age, but if you've hit menopause you may feel the deck is stacked against you. While menopause may be challenging, you're still in control when it comes to your health. Read More