It is estimated that more than 200 million Americans are affected by excess weight or obesity. The disease of obesity is often related to many other diseases and conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, and some cancers.
Despite all of this, the discussion of weight is often avoided between the individual affected and their healthcare provider – until now.[ Also Read: Obesity to Shorten Life by 10 Years: Research ]
Your Weight Matters is a national obesity and health awareness campaign from Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) with the goal of encouraging individuals to have the conversation of weight with their healthcare provider.
“We know the conversation of weight is often difficult for individuals affected by excess weight, or obesity, and their healthcare providers. The campaign video PSA is an excellent representation of what an individual experiences when taking that important first-step in taking control of their weight and health – having that first conversation,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC president and CEO.
The campaign consists of a variety of free resources, such as the Your Weight Matters Campaign Toolkit, which provides readers with information on weight-loss options, exercise, nutrition, sample questions for their provider and a food journal.
Individuals wanting to learn more about their weight and health can receive the Campaign Toolkit for free by taking the campaign challenge online at www.YourWeightMatters.org
The OAC is a national nonprofit charity dedicated to helping individuals affected by obesity.