The Ohio State University Health Plan is here to help you improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Weight Management resources will help you develop a long term lifestyle to improve your overall health, well-being and quality of life by maintaining a healthy weight through diet, exercise and mindful intentions.
What you need to know
Through the OSU Health Plan Weight Management resources, you will learn what weight management is, gain an overview of how to calculate your body mass index, learn how and why it is important to maintain a healthy weight and have the ability to connect with the Health Plan Wellness Team.
BMI Weight Management Overview
In this self-guided weight management BMI overview you will learn what a healthy body mass index is and how to calculate your own. General nutrition guidelines and optimal portion sizes are outlined to assist you in reaching and maintaining your ideal healthy weight. Next, you will be introduced to the recommend exercise guidelines and learn about the benefits of engaging in routine cardio, strength and flexibility training. Finally, you will learn about hydration, sleep and mindfulness and be able to create your own smart goals to support your journey to achieving your own healthy lifestyle.
Resources to get started
Additional content and resources includes printable materials to track caloric intake, create a customized schedule to jump start your healthy routine and a SMART Goal outline to begin the intentional process of thinking about and writing out goals you wish to achieve.
- Daily Fuel Log. This will help you track your daily caloric intake to allow you to understand your calorie consumption and make the necessary adjustments to help you reach your goals.
- Time Finder. Fill in your daily schedule to see where you have an extra block of time. This will help you create a customized schedule to jump start your healthy routine.
- Creating a SMART Goal. This outline will help you create and set meaningful goals. The act of writing out your goals will assist you in setting clear intentions and give you a road map to help guide you toward success.
- Meditation Apps. Check out the most recent list of apps available to download.
Online Educational Programs
What is intermittent fasting? Can it help me lose weight and lower my risk for some diseases? Join us as OSUWMC Registered Dietitian Liz Weinandy presents on this popular topic. She will explain intermittent fasting, what the science reveals about it, and how to do it the right way.
Good nutrition plays a key role in healthy aging. A healthy lifestyle, including good nutrition, can help you maintain your quality of life and independence as you get older. In this webinar, Extension educators Jenny Lobb and Kathy Tutt will explain how nutrition needs change with age and strategies to maintain good health and nutrition throughout life.
Join Teryn Bedell MS, RD to learn more about nutritional ketosis and what a well-formulated ketogenic approach to eating looks like.
A health coach is available to help you set and achieve an action plan related to weight management, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and/or stress management. Meet the OSU Health Plan health coaches in this online webinar to learn more about our team and other programs we lead at Ohio State. Visit the Personal Health Coaching page for more information.
Whether you are single or have a family of 10 to feed, plan to join us for a webinar on meal planning. Often overlooked, meal planning in important to save time and money, as well as it can improve our health. We will discuss why meal planning is important, learn steps on how to meal plan, and some tricks of the trade to make it easier.
The practice of mindfully eating can assist with providing an understanding of why we eat and strategies to avoid the “diet cycle”. It can help in creating a more enjoyable eating experience. Register to gain a better understanding of what it means to have a moment-to-moment awareness of eating and explore strategies to assist with mindful eating.
The Ohio State University Health Plan offers additional weight management resources through Your Plan for Health (YP4H). Explore YP4H for weight management resources at no cost, shared cost and OSU research studies related to Weight Management.