healthy weight, nutrition, and physical activity

when it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of fad diets promising fast results. but such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run.

the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about short-term dietary changes. it’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the calories you consume with the calories your body uses.

managing your weight contributes to good health now and as you age.

safe ways to help manage your weight include getting optimal sleep, reducing stress, and maintaining healthy eating habits and regular physical activity. this includes eating more fruits and vegetables and walking more in your daily routine. see examples of programs that can help.

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sugar is a main ingredient in many popular beverages. learn how to rethink your drink.

assessing your weight

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find out if you are at a healthy weight with the body mass index (bmi) calculator and your waist circumference.

finding a balance

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how to balance the calories you consume with the calories your body uses; also includes a video.