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What is a Healthy Weight for Me?

We know that people come in all different shapes and sizes. A healthy weight isn’t the same number for everyone. It is not just a number on a scale, but also includes how you feel. Are you able to perform day to day activities? Do you feel good and are you able to enjoy life? The best weight for you is one that keeps you healthy.
In today’s world, maintaining a healthy weight can be a challenge. Food portions are much larger than they used to be, and our schedules are busier. However, even though there are challenges, reaching your healthy weight is an important goal. The closer you come to your goal the more you lower your risk of serious health problems such as heart disease and stroke.

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Consistent Exercise

Exercise provides many benefits to the body and mind. Diseases prevention and weight maintenance are just some things exercise can do. Every individual can benefit from exercise. But one of the keys is to exercise consistently. Being active can become part of what you do every day! You don’t have to buy a gym membership just to exercise. There are many other things you can do to get active. Begin by easing into a new exercise program and make it fun. You will soon see the benefits of consistent exercise in your life!

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Healthy Eating and Dieting

Motivation to lose weight or become healthier must come from you! Other people may give support, but you have to make the choice to be healthy. Remember, losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight does not have to be hard. As you eat a healthy diet, your energy levels will increase. Your body functions will improve and your immune system will become stronger. To get on the right track, the new MyPyramid will give you advice about which foods to eat and how much. It is a simple plan that can work for you. Learn all you can about how make healthy eating a simple part of your day!

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Exercise is not without its risks and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. To reduce the risk of injury in your case, consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. The advice presented is in no way intended as a substitute for medical consultation. The Utah County Health Department/WIC Program disclaim any liability from and in connection with this program. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a physician.