Weight Management

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.    

Did You Know?

34% of employees report they are obese. 22% report they are overweight. -2015 SFHSS Well-Being Assessment

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 Weight Program

Your weight is more than just a number on a scale.  This is a 7-week program setup to provide you with support toward your well-being goals.  Find a program near you.

Health Screenings

Attend an upcoming health screening to learn your numbers and focus on goals that matter to you. Find a screening event near you.

Daily Challenge

Establishing healthy habits is key to finding your healthy weight and maintaining it over time.  Daily Challenge can help you create a routine with healthy habits.  

Group Exercise 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:

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