Great American Weigh In

By: Rachel Calderon
By: Rachel Calderon

Obesity has been on top of the list of national health concerns, and two organizations are raising awareness about a healthy body mass index.



Weight Watchers and the American Cancer Society have teamed together for the Great American Weigh In. All Weight Watchers centers in Lansing and Jackson will be open until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5.



People can find out their body mass index, and get tips on maintaining a healthy one.



"We've heard a lot about weight being a risk factor for heart disease, but the link to cancer is one thing for sure I know Weight Watchers and the American Cancer Society feel really needs to get the word out on that," said Christine Winch, Weight Watchers of West Michigan.



Check www.weightwatchers.com for locations.









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Great American Weigh In

  • The American Cancer Society is working with Weight Watchers for the Great American Weigh In.


  • Controlling your weight can help you feel better and more energetic, and it's important for your health.


  • Weight control is good for heart disease, diabetes, and now we know it's good for cancer as well.


  • They are spreading the word that eating a healthy diet and being physically active, are important ways to reduce your risk.

Find out your BMI with our calculator:





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BMI Calculator


Height: feet      
inches
      
Weight:
lbs.

      
Your BMI:

 

Classification of Overweight and
Obesity


BMI

Obesity
Class
Underweight <
18.5
Normal 18.5
- 24.9
Overweight 25.0
- 29.9
Obesity 30.0
- 39.9
Extreme Obesity 40.0
+
 

Source: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/ PED_9_Great_American_Weigh_In.asp? sitearea=PED&level=1 (The American Cancer Society Web site) contributed to this report.


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