Weight Management

Mary Hao, Director, Human Resources

The benefits of maintaining a healthy weight go far beyond improved energy and smaller clothing sizes. By losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, you are also likely to enjoy these quality-of-life factors too:

  • Fewer joint and muscle pains
  • Greater ability to join in desired activities
  • Better regulation of bodily fluids and blood pressure
  • Reduced burden on your heart and circulatory system
  • Better sleep patterns
  • More effective metabolism of sugars and carbohydrates Reduced risk for heart disease and certain cancers

About Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI is used as a screening tool to identify possible weight problems. If your BMI is high, you may be at risk for developing certain diseases. However, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. To determine if excess weight is a health risk, a healthcare provider would need to perform further assessments. These assessments might include skinfold thickness measurements, evaluations of diet, physical activity, family history, and other appropriate health screenings. Use the calculator on the right side to measure your BMI.

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