Healthy Body Weight

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions.

Having a body weight that is higher than normal (overweight or obese) increases your risk of diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

The good news is that even modest weight loss can improve or prevent the health problems associated with obesity. Dietary changes, increased physical activity  and behavior changes  can help you lose weight.

For more information on weight management and healthy eating, please click on the following links:

Choose My Plate

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

American Heart Association

Obesity Action Coalition

Body Mass Index Calculator

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute of Health