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Why Is a Healthy Weight Important?

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. That is why maintaining a healthy weight is so important: It helps you lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life. 

 

 

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I am a 22 yr. old woman and I weigh about 103 lbs and am 5ft. 8in. I can`t seem to gain weight. I try and eat a lot and do the opposite of people who try to lose weight. I try not to exercise too vigorously. I also have 2 small children and I gai ...

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Lisa Cicciarello Andrews, MEd, RD, LD
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Lisa Cicciarello Andrews, MEd, RD, LD
University of Cincinnati

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Hit the Road!:

I am a very difficult-to-motivate person when it comes to exercise – even though I know that it is one of the best things I can do for my health. Somehow I always let other things occupy my time. So when I saw that my health care plan was offering an incentive program to encourage people to walk more, I decided to form a team and enter the “Hit the Road” challenge. I deliberately invited 2 colleagues who are avid runners – not so we could win – b ...

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:: Kid's Corner

Did you know...

No matter how you look at it, helping your child to maintain a healthy weight during childhood plays an important role in his/her future health as an adult?

Find out what you can do.

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