Take The Challenge And Put Health First This Summer

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healthillustratedYou understand how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Often times, however, our busy schedules force us to miss that run we had planned after work and we start to fall behind. Did you know that more than 93 million Americans are affected by excess weight or the disease of obesity? Sometimes we need that extra motivation to get us back on track. That is why, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a nearly 50,000 member-strong National non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity through education, advocacy and support, is encouraging you to grab a friend and take part in the Your Weight Matters (SM) challenge this summer.

The Your Weight Matters (SM) Campaign encourages a dialogue between individuals and their healthcare provider about their health and weight, as well as educates individuals about the significant impact of excess weight on one’s health, such as an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, some cancers and more.

Individuals can easily take the Campaign Challenge by visiting www.YourWeightMatters.org and clicking the “Take the Challenge” button. Once individuals take the Campaign Challenge, they will receive the free Your Weight Matters (SM) Toolkit. The toolkit is designed specifically to help individuals prepare for that first weight-focused appointment with their healthcare provider. From information on nutrition and exercise to sample questions, the Campaign Toolkit is an excellent and free resource for individuals to utilize throughout their weight-loss journey.

For more information on the Obesity Action Coalition and the Your Weight Matters (SM) Campaign, please visit yourweightmatters.org.