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Healthy Weight Choose a healthy weight for life! This is the U.S. Surgeon General's healthy weight advice for consumers. Unfortunately, for many people, choosing is not as easy as it sounds. Although most Americans seem to realize they need to maintain a healthy weight, an estimated 66% of adults are overweight or obese (National Center for Health Statistics). Many of these people have tried various weight-loss products or programs, some successfully, but most without long-term benefits. Obviously, many factors influence our ability to choose a

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I am 13. I am 5 foot 6 inches and I weigh 130 pounds. Is this normal for a girl my age? Or am I overweight? I feel fat but I`m told I`m fine. I think my thighs are also fat. Am I really fine?

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Bonnie J Brehm, PhD, RD
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Bonnie J Brehm, PhD, RD
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Hit the Road!:

I am a very difficult-to-motivate person when it comes to exercise – even though I know that it is one of the best things I can do for my health. Somehow I always let other things occupy my time. So when I saw that my health care plan was offering an incentive program to encourage people to walk more, I decided to form a team and enter the “Hit the Road” challenge. I deliberately invited 2 colleagues who are avid runners – not so we could win – b ...

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Did you know...

No matter how you look at it, helping your child to maintain a healthy weight during childhood plays an important role in his/her future health as an adult?

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