A 60-Second PSA from Khaliah Ali
Watch the “Fight to Flourish: Candid Conversations on Obesity” video to hear stories of weight successes and struggles. Khaliah is a designer, author, activist, healthcare advocate and someone who has struggled with weight and the mindset surrounding it.
What You Should Know Before You Start a Weight-loss Plan
There are several factors that can affect your efforts to lose weight. These include making changes to your diet, exercise, and lifestyle. There are tools and tips to keep you on track.
Surgery for Obesity
Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) involves surgically reducing the size of your stomach so you aren’t able to eat as much. This means that your body absorbs less food.
Prescription Weight Loss Medicines
These medicines can help people with obesity lose weight. They are usually prescribed by a doctor when diet and exercise aren’t working. Each medicine works differently, and can be helpful when used with a low-calorie diet and regular physical activity.
Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices
A healthy diet has a lot of benefits. It can help you lose weight or maintain your desired weight. It also can lower your cholesterol and prevent certain health conditions.
Exercise: How to Get Started
Before beginning an exercise routine, you should talk to your family doctor. This is especially important if you haven’t been active, if you have any health problems, if you’re pregnant, or if you’re an older adult.
Diet and Exercise for a Healthy Heart
Having a healthy heart is vital to your overall health. It is involved in many of the daily functions that bring your body to life. Two ways to help your heart health are through diet and exercise.
Childhood Obesity Articles
In children who are otherwise healthy, weight gain most often happens because a child takes in more calories than he or she uses. Is your child overweight? It may be hard to tell. As children grow and develop, weight changes are normal. If you’re concerned about your child’s weight, talk to your doctor. Your doctor will use a chart to determine your child’s ideal weight.