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Weight loss options at Saint Francis

Weight Loss Options

How to Lose Weight and Get Healthy

If you’re ready to lose weight and achieve optimum nutrition, we can help. Saint Francis Medical Center offers a variety of effective programs for people in Cape Girardeau and the surrounding areas who are looking to shed pounds and live better lives.

We understand that every person – and every goal – is unique and important. Maybe creating a fitness plan with a trainer or working out at Fitness Plus?

Get Fit and Healthy at Fitness Plus

Whether you want to firm up and lose weight, get the most out of a fitness program, or introduce healthy changes into your lifestyle, Fitness Plus can help. We have everything you need to help you meet your weight loss and wellness goals.

Understanding BMI

BMI is a common measurement of obesity. A person with a BMI of 35 or more (approximately 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight) is considered morbidly obese. Morbid obesity raises the risk of early death by 50 percent (when compared to individuals who are not obese).

Knowing and understanding your BMI enables you and your physician to determine appropriate treatment options for obesity and any comorbid conditions that might be present. Use our online tool to calculate your BMI.


To learn more about upcoming weight-loss classes and support groups at Saint Francis Medical Center, check our calendar of events. Visit the Fitness Plus website for more information about wellness and group fitness classes in Cape Girardeau.

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