What is WEIGHTwise?

WEIGHTwise is a tool provided with current information on weight control. By using physical activity and choosing healthy eating habits you can lose weight and keep it off. This page provides tips on where to find help. There is also information on eating right and being active.

Over the course of any given day or week you consume food and drinks in combination. This is called an eating habit. It represents all of what you eat and drink. Eating habits affect your overall health and chronic health risk.

There are lots of exciting things to do on WEIGHTwise. Adults can use a health calculator to check their body mass index. Plan and track diet and exercise. You simply write down the foods and exercise done for each day. It can be a fun tool to track healthy eating habits. Kids can learn about how to take care of their body, play games, and watch movies. Teens can learn about total well-being, healthy weight, and nutritional basics.

Enjoy all the information on WEIGHTwise. Please remember that you should never use the information in place of medical advice. Talk with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program.

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BMI calculator

Body Mass Index Calculator (BMI) is a person’s weight in relation to their height. A high BMI can be a sign of high body fatness. It can also be used to screen weights that may lead to health problems.

WEIGHTwise Resources

Below are resources from MDwise and other sources that share more information about healthy eating and exercise. To open documents on your computer click one time on the title. If it doesn’t open you should be offered a free app that will let you read it. This app is safe to open and use, and it is free!

If these documents do not open on your mobile phone, click the title then allow the file to download. When the download is done, drag the status bar downward. This will open the notify panel. Tap the item you have just downloaded. You may get a message that reads "Open With." Select any option for opening a PDF file. This may vary based on the type of phone you have. 

Helpful Links

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Information for Indiana

OA is a free program for anyone who has a desire to learn a better way of eating. Everyone is welcome who wants to learn how to eat better. There are no dues or fees for members. The main purpose is to change your eating habits and to carry the message through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

Fun and Helpful Links for Kids, Teens and Parents

  • KidsHealth Staying Healthy – Hey kids! Find out how to take care of your body, eat right, and stay fit!
  • wecan! - Ways to enhance children's activity and nutrition.
  • TeenHealth – So you’re a teen! Now check out this fun link to all kinds of health topics including food and fitness. Don’t forget to check out the Hot Topics Box:
    • Smart Snacking.
    • Losing Weight Safely.

National Institute of Health