Why your weight matters

Why your weight matters

Adding on extra weight can drag down your mood, energy, and self-confidence. At the same time, it may raise your risk for many serious health conditions. If you want to lose or maintain your weight, Kaiser Permanente is here to help.

We invite you to participate in our fun and engaging Don’t Weight to get in Shape program to start your journey to a healthier you!

Challenges to motivate you

Be inspired to get on the path to a healthy weight through our wellness challenge campaigns. Our 4-week challenges provide a sense of adventure and motivation as you learn to practice healthy behaviors.

Feel Like a Million – January 31 to February 27, 2022

CLICK HERE  to register

Are you looking to increase your energy and boost vitality? Feel Like a Million is a fun and exciting board game-themed program to increase your energy and build stamina for daily work tasks as well as favorite recreation pursuits. This 4-week challenge begins on January 31, 2022. Register for Feel Like a Million by January 24, 2022 for your chance to win a Kaiser Permanente gift package.

CLICK HERE  to view a short video about the Feel Like a Million challenge and how you can participate!


Colorful Choices – July 18 to August 14, 2022

Registration begins in June

The Colorful Choices campaign is designed to encourage you to eat healthier by challenging you to add more produce in your daily food selections. This 4-week challenge begins on July 18, 2022. Register for Colorful Choices by July 11, 2022 for your chance to win a Kaiser Permanente gift package.

Webinars to support your healthy lifestyle

February Webinars

Keys to Preventing Diabetes

One out of three people have prediabetes. The good news is the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes can be managed by taking a few small steps. In this webinar, participants will learn about the five keys to preventing diabetes: eating healthy, getting active, quitting tobacco, managing stress, and sleeping well.

  • February 17, 2022: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.
  • February 22, 2022: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.


April Webinars

The Science of coronavirus/COVID-19

If you have questions and concerns about the coronavirus, you’re not alone. Join Dr. Deb Friesen, MD as she shares the most recent updates on the coronavirus pandemic and answers to your most pressing vaccination questions to navigate the realities of COVID-19.

  • April 6, 2022: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.


Managing Your Stress: Building Awareness and Resilience

Uncontrolled stress can impact health and job performance. In this workshop, participants will identify their sources of stress, its effects on the mind and body, and how constantly activating the “fight or flight” response can lead to burnout and health problems.

  • April 14, 2022: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.
  • April 19, 2022: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.


June Webinars

Watch Your Back

The back is your body’s support system. In this workshop, participants will explore ways to protect their back with better posture, proper sleep position, stretching, exercise, and reducing stress. Participants will learn  self-help strategies to prevent back pain and keep it from returning:

  • June 16, 2022: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.
  • June 21, 2022: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.


August Webinars

Skin Cancer and Heat Awareness

Most people are aware of the dangers of too much time in the sun. In this workshop participants will learn about ultraviolet rays and what they can do to prevent sun damage. Participants will also be able to identify the signs of heat related illness, ways to cool down and how to take positive steps toward avoiding heat related illness.

  • August 18, 2022: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.
  • August 23, 2022: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.


October Webinars

Eat Well, Live Well: Eating Well for your Heart

Learning about the food we eat and how it affects the mind and body is an important step to better health. In this workshop the most common truths and myths about eating well will be explored. Participants will learn tricks and tips for creating their own healthy eating action plan.

  • October 20, 2022: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.
  • October 25, 2022: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.


December Webinars

Family Health

As we progress through different stages of life, we discover that health needs change. In this workshop participants will navigate common health concerns, review screenings, and identify strategies to keep every member of the family healthy. Participants will learn ways to keep health on their mind and practice self-care.

  • December 8, 2022: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.
  • December 13, 2022: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.

Don’t Weight to Get in Shape Program Guide

Click on our Don’t Weight to Get in Shape Program Guide to download a PDF version.

Your personal wellness coach

If you need a little extra support, we offer Wellness Coaching by Phone at no cost to our members. You’ll work one-on-one with your personal wellness coach to help you reach your weight management goals. Call a wellness coach today at 808-432-2260.

Connect to your PCP

  • As a Kaiser Permanente member, orgis your connection to great health and great care. Register and sign-on to kp.org to schedule routine appointments, view most lab results, refill prescriptions, and more.
  • Check to see if you are overdue for a “no-cost” preventive screening test
  • We also know how important it is to find a doctor who’s right for you. CLICK HERE to choose or change doctors at any time and view our physicin profiles.

Convenient ways to access care

  • Learn about convenient options (online, video, phone and in-person) to get care when and how it works for you.
  • Download our flyer to learn how to get care without leaving the comfort and safety of your home.

Fitness resources

Regular physical activity is important for good health, and it’s especially important if you’re trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight.  Learn more about fitness and exercise and the activities that are right for you. It’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before becoming more active, especially if you haven’t been very active or have health problems.

Nutrition resources

Hungry for ways to eat well and stay healthy? When you learn how to choose your food wisely, you’ll find yourself with increased energy, improved mood, better weight control, and a strong line of defense against many diseases.

Know your Body Mass Index

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) can help you determine whether you are at an unhealthy or healthy weight. The higher your BMI, the greater their chances of developing certain serious conditions. Use the BMI Calculator and see if you are at risk.

Your Kaiser Permanente plan benefits

Staying on top of your health is very important. Get the most out of your Kaiser Permanente health plan by using the valuable resources and services available to you as a KP member.

Kaiser Permanente health and wellness resources

Find your happy place

  • Good health goes beyond the doctor’s office. Explore some of the convenient Kaiser Permanente healthy extras available to Kaiser Permanente members and choose one that fits your life.
  • Explore online resources and tools to help you thrive.

Earn your rewards

Kaiser Permanente members*: Complete the Total Health Assessment (THA) and earn $25. It takes only 10 minutes to complete. The THA is a confidential online tool that assesses your health behaviors and risk factors. You can also earn an additional $75 by completing up to 3 digital Healthy Lifestyle Programs to address the health risks identified by the THA.

*Open to all Kaiser Permanente EUTF subscribers and your enrolled spouse/domestic partner, 18 years old and older, except for retirees and those enrolled in the HSTA VB Plan.

Additional weight management resources

Changing the way you approach weight loss may help you be more successful at weight management. Setting the right goals and focusing on lifestyle changes such as following a healthy eating plan, watching portion sizes, being physically active, and reducing sedentary time are much more effective.