In an article titled “Online Weight Management Gets Personal – NIH Body Weight Planner”, published by NIH News in Health, there is great information about a free, research-based tool to help you reach your healthy weight goals: the NIH Body Weight Planner.
We need to maintain a healthy weight in order to prevent better personal health. When we do so, we lower our risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
As stated in the article:
‘ “A lot of people want to change their lifestyle to lose weight and improve their overall health but really don’t know what it takes,” says Dr. Kevin Hall, a senior NIH researcher who created the Planner. “The Body Weight Planner is the first tool of its kind. It uses specific information about the diet and physical activity changes that are needed to help people reach and stay at their goal weight over time.”
To use the NIH Body Weight Planner, just enter your weight, sex, age, height, and physical activities during work and leisure. Then enter a target date for reaching your goal weight. You can also add details like percent body fat and metabolic rate. The Planner will then calculate your personal calorie and physical activity targets to achieve your goal and maintain it over time.
Try the NIH Body Weight Planner to take charge of your weight and your health. Be sure to talk with your health care provider about setting realistic and healthy weight goals.”
Take a look at this great research-based tool … perhaps it can help you to move forward and help plan a weight loss course of action towards better personal health choices!