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Weight Management: Overcoming Your Barriers - VHL HealthSheet #84625_VA
You can keep the weight off, if you make changes slowly and stick with them. Consider that you may never find the perfect time to lose weight. Decide that the right time to be healthier is now.
Understanding Body Mass Index (BMI) - VHL HealthSheet #84627_VA
Body mass index (BMI) is a way of finding a healthyweight. The higher your BMI, the greater your risk for obesity and health problems. Use this chart.
Weight Management: Fact and Fiction - VHL HealthSheet #84635_VA
Knowing the truth about losing weight can help you separate what works from what doesn’t. Don’t be taken in by expensive weight-loss fads like pills, herbs, and special foods. There’s no magic way to lose weight.
Weight Management: Getting Started - VHL HealthSheet #84622_VA
For some people, a healthy weight is higher or lower than average. Your doctor can help you decide on a healthy weight for you.
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Did You Know?

If you have high blood pressure and are overweight, losing even 10 pounds can have a big impact on your blood pressure and your overall health.

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