Are You a Healthy Weight?
Excess weight is a major risk factor for heart disease. Losing weight may help keep your arteries open so that your heart can get the oxygen-rich blood it needs. Weight loss can also help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk for diabetes. All in all, losing weight makes you healthier.
If you are overweight or obese, your healthcare provider will work with you to lose weight and lower your body mass index (BMI) to a normal or near-normal level. Making diet changes and increasing physical activity can help.
What’s your BMI? Use our online calculator to find out!
Learn about weight-management programs available from the Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center.