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Your Best Health: Adult Weight Management

How does weight impact your life?

Weight can affect how you feel, how you manage your day-to-day activities, and your relationships with others. Because weight affects everyone differently, how you manage your weight has to meet your needs.

People who are working at managing their weight to have a better quality of life have said:

  • “I function better at work.”
  • “I feel better and have more energy.”
  • “I feel I can take care of my home and garden. I am not too tired to keep up with everything anymore.”
  • “I can manage on my own without relying on others for help at home.”
  • “I can spend quality time with my family.”
  • “I enjoy life to the fullest.”
  • “I am setting a good example for my kids. We are all getting healthier because of the change that I made to my life.”

Something to think about ...

Can you relate to any of these statements?

Think about your life right now. How might your weight and health affect how you feel and what you can do?

If you wish to save the blank form or print your answers, refer to the reflection journal.

How true are these statements for you?

I have lots of energy.
 
Compared to a year ago, my health is better.
 
My health doesn’t get in the way of my social life.
 
My health doesn’t limit the kind of activities I want to do.
 
My health doesn’t limit me at work.
 
Pain doesn’t get in the way of what I do.
 
I feel upbeat and hopeful.
 
You’ve rated the quality of your life a out of 35. After you’ve finished this self-learning module and have made some changes, review these questions once in a while. You might want to share your thoughts with your healthcare provider.​

You’ve rated the quality of your life out of 35. After you’ve finished this learning module and have made some changes, come back to these statements again and see if your number has changed. You might want to share your thoughts with your healthcare provider.​