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Why it's important

Being overweight increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. However, reducing your BMI (Body Mass Index) if you are overweight not only reduces your risk significantly, but can also help you to feel better and more energized every day. Take the Live, Feel, and Be Better in 2018 Pledge and focus on a healthy weight.

WHAT’S A HEALTHY BMI?

Measuring your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a useful way to determine if you are at a healthy weight. Excess weight can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. If you are overweight, reducing your BMI not only reduces your risk significantly, but can also help you to feel better and more energized every day. Track your journey to a healthy BMI, learn about its limitations, and about alternative forms of measurement here.

Download a convenient BMI Guide here.

MEASURING YOUR BMI

Calculating your BMI is easy – all you need is your height and weight. To measure your height and weight, use the BMI Calculator below.

Supplied by BMI Calculator USA

You can also attend an upcoming screening or visit one of the City’s BMI machines at one of many convenient locations. Once you know your BMI, set a personal goal with this helpful Weight Loss Goal Sheet.

Discuss your BMI results with your doctor to see if you are at an increased risk and should lose weight. For people who are considered obese or overweight and have other risk factors, weight loss is generally recommended, and preventing additional weight gain becomes of greater importance. Remember, even small changes can have big benefits. Lowering your weight by just 5-10% if you are overweight or obese can dramatically reduce your health risks.

SUPPORT INCREASES SUCCESS

Join a weight management program: Find one at work, online, or through your health plan. Choose the one that works best for you.

HEALTHY WEIGHT PROGRAMS AT WORK

Join a no-cost 12-week Healthy Weight Program at a worksite near you.

TAKE THE DAILY CHALLENGE

Register here for one of these three motivational tracks:

  • Better Weight
  • Everyday Well-being
  • Exercise for Everyone

HEALTH PLAN RESOURCES

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Click on your health plan for a complete list of weight management resources from your health plan.

Blue Shield of California
  • Better Weight - 4-month online challenge
  • Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • In-person weight management classes
  • Telephonic Wellness Coaching

  • United Healthcare
  • Real Appeal - year-long weight loss program
  • Rally - online challenge

  • Eat Healthy

    TIP

    Practice portion control, plan meals and reduce eating out. Learn more.

    Add more fruits and vegetables to naturally reduce sodium and calories. Learn more.

    Limit sugary beverages. Learn more.


    TAKE THE DAILY CHALLENGE

    Register here for one of these three motivational tracks:

    • Balanced Diet
    • Mindful Meals
    • Produce Boost
    EVENTS CALENDAR

    Check here here for wellness coaching, activities, or a seminar near you.

    RESOURCES FROM YOUR HEALTH PLAN

    COMING APRIL 2018!

    Move More

    TIP

    Increase your physical activity a little each day until you are active for at least 30 minutes at least 5 days per week. Learn more.


    TAKE THE DAILY CHALLENGE

    Register here for one of these three motivational tracks:

    • Quick Cardio
    • Fit at Work
    • Exercise for Everyone

    COMING SEPTEMBER 2018!

    RELAX

    TIP

    Use breathing and movement to eat more mindfully.

    Create your own personal RECHARGE routine. Learn more.


    VIDEOS

    TAKE THE DAILY CHALLENGE

    Register here for one of these three motivational tracks:

    • Take Care
    • Stress Relief
    • Pleasant Pauses
    EVENTS CALENDAR
    • Check here for a ‘Making Work Work’ Workshop near you.
    PERSONAL SUPPORT

    Schedule an appointment with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to discuss how manage your stress.
    Call 800-795-2351

    COMING JUNE 2018!