Most of us loathe it. The rattle that sounds out as we step onto a scale, the eye aversion as the correct weight is calibrated, the look down or ahead at that number that seems so final in the moment. Weight is something we don’t like to deal with, but in order to live healthy, sustainable lives, we must.
Stepping on the scale doesn’t always have to be dreaded, if you’re at a healthy weight it might even be something you look forward to. January 15-21 is Healthy Weight Week, a time to celebrate diet-free living habits such as healthy eating, physical activity, optimal sleep, and stress reduction, that last a lifetime and prevent weight problems.
To know if you’re at a healthy weight it’s important to know your body mass index (BMI). BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can indicate high body fatness, and a low BMI can indicate too low body fatness1. To calculate your BMI, visit the BMI calculator, or determine your BMI by finding your height and weight in this BMI Index Chart.
How AFSPA Can Help
Nutrition and Weight Management Programs
FSBP members have access to digital coaches, the Mediterranean Wellness Program, and medical information from the Cleveland Clinic. These resources can help you stay on track with nutrition and weight management. For more information click here.
Complete your Health Risk Assessment, Biometric Screening, and Annual Physical Exam
These preventive care activities help determine the general status of your health and detect health conditions early. For instance, a biometric screening assesses your overall health and measures physical attributes – blood pressure, glucose levels, cholesterol levels, height, weight, body mass index, and aerobic fitness. FSBP members can earn up to $175 in wellness incentives after completing these three activities. Click here to learn more.
At AFSPA our theme for 2022 is, Physical Wellness Leads to Better Mental Health – A Link to a Better You. And new this year, the Lifestyle and Conditioning Coaching is a personalized program that can help you eat better, get more active, and take charge of your health. Coaches will help you start reaching your tailored health goals one step at a time. To start the link to a better you, sign up for Lifestyle and Conditioning Coaching today; click here or call 1-866-533-1410 (TTY: 711).