Monday Health Minute | Published January 16, 2012

Why You Should Maintain a Healthy Weight - Healthy Weight Week

Observe Healthy Weight Week by understanding the importance of having a healthy weight.

  • A healthy weight can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and certain cancers.
  • Extra weight can also put stress on your joints and increase the risk of arthritis.
  • A balanced diet and regular physical activity are the best ways to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Ask your physician for your recommended weight.

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