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Find Your Healthy Weight

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.    

What's a Healthy Weight?

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.  

Body Mass Index Measurements:
BMI Is Considered
Less than 18.5 Underweight
18.5 to 24.9 Healthy
25.0 to 29.9 Overweight
30.0 or more Obese
40 or greater Extremely Obese

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.

 

 

 

Resources for Weight Management:

Diabetes Prevention Program

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes but only 10% know they have it.  Learn your risk to prevent diabetes. Find a program near you.

Healthy Habits Program

Maintaining a healthy weight means making small changes that add up to big success. In this 10-week program, you’ll meet virtually with a small group to learn about healthy habits and how to adopt them into your routine.

Virtual Activities & Classes

San Francisco Health Service System (SFHSS) in partnership with the San Francisco Recreations and Park Departments (SFRPD) provide the opportunity to bring group exercises classes to the workplace for FREE. 

Watch Eva’s story about how she maintains her healthy weight:

Find additional resources from your health plan: 

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