A healthy weight is a weight that lowers your risk for health problems. For most people, body mass index (BMI) and waist size are good ways to tell if you're at a healthy weight.
But reaching a healthy weight isn't just about reaching a certain number on the scale or a certain BMI. Having healthy eating and exercise habits is very important.
If you want to get to a healthy weight and stay there, healthy lifestyle changes will work better than dieting.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidenced-based program designed to help people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The year-long program uses behavior modification techniques to help you adopt a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier foods, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight.
If you are a St. Luke’s employee or spouse of a St. Luke’s employee and are covered by the St. Luke’s Employee health care plan, you could qualify for up to $200 in rebates on the program.
Kids and families can join St. Luke’s Children’s YEAH! program to learn all about healthy eating, physical activity, and positive behavior changes. If you’re a kid or teen and you qualify, you can participate in the 12-week or 8-week program, or both, depending on your needs.
Nutrition counseling for a variety of health conditions.
Our cooking class is designed for bariatric patients who've had or are preparing for weight loss surgery.
Our lifestyle class is designed for bariatric patients who've had or are preparing for weight loss surgery.
If you’re 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight, join us for a free seminar to learn how bariatric surgery can improve your health and quality of life.
Contact your primary care provider to learn more.