Weight Management Topics

Are you at a weight that lets you feel and look your best? If not, it's time to start managing your weight.

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Children's BMI Calculator

BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

Adult Body Mass Tool

Don’t just trust your scale to tell you if you are too heavy. The tool uses not just what you weigh, but also how tall you are. The goal for most people is a score between 18 and 25.

Overview of Obesity

Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person’s health. Learn about obesity causes and obesity health effects.

Maintaining Weight Loss

Keeping extra weight off needs effort and commitment, just as losing weight does.

Older, Wiser, Wider?

Getting older doesn't have to mean getting wider, the experts say. The first step in the fight against flab is knowing your opponent. Take the following quiz to find out how well armed you are.

Healthcare Providers Who Specialize in Obesity

Some healthcare providers specialize in treating patients who are obese or overweight. These healthcare providers are called bariatric healthcare providers or bariatricians. Some of these healthcare providers may also be bariatric surgeons.