The Power of the OAC Voice – Because of You

The mission of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is to elevate and empower individuals through education, advocacy and support. The OAC was founded in 2005 as a patient advocacy organization to fill the void of an organization representing individuals with obesity on the local, state and federal level. But...



Giving Individuals the RIGHT Information and the BEST Education – Because of You

The mission of the Obesity Action Coalition is to elevate and empower individuals affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. Education is the first pillar of the OAC mission, and a key component of the OAC’s vision and goals. It is our belief that individuals should have access...



The OAC Takes on the #GivingTuesday Challenge – Because of YOU!

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day where the nation traditionally is challenged to engage in charitable giving to give back to a cause near and dear to their heart. Looking back on 2014, we feel overwhelmed with gratitude for our amazing members and supporters who have helped make 2014 another...



Lasting Change – Plastics after Bariatric Surgery – Part 3

Our Case Body Contouring Surgery. Reconstructive Surgery. Wellness. Did I miss anything? In parts 1 and 2 of this guest blog series, we identified the need for bariatric surgery patients and others who have lost significant amounts of weight to have their excess skin removed in order to achieve...



Lasting Change – Plastics after Bariatric Surgery – Part 2

Rewind Part 1 of this blog series opened the topic of addressing the needs of bariatric surgery patients and others who have lost significant amounts of weight. Removing the excess skin remains a sparsely researched and rarely discussed topic but fortunately, things are starting to change. (Yeah!) For ease...



Lasting Change – Plastics after Bariatric Surgery

Plastics – Unwrapped I can hear it now…”What?! Plastic surgery after bariatric surgery? I can’t even get my bariatric surgery approved! Why are we even discussing this?” With childhood obesity being an enormous concern for our society, people being ridiculed into keeping their weight down (sign our petition against...



Sticking With Your Aerobic Routine Long-Term

Lets face it, for most of us, it may already be a challenge to have any kind of exercise routine, let alone stick with a consistent workout schedule amidst the demands of life. Between family, work, traveling or vacationing, life can sometimes make it difficult to maintain our ideal...



How to Get Started with Your Aerobic Routine

First of all, give yourself a pat on the back for thinking and moving toward better health by looking for credible information! One of the most challenging parts of exercise is knowing where and how to begin. Fortunately, there is a wealth of information available to you to help...



Fat-shaming – It Needs to Stop!

In the late ‘90s the female lead character in the sitcom “Hearts Afire” was asked by Cosmo to do an article on what it was like to be fat. The character put on a fat suit to experience how fat people were treated and as you might guess, it...



Why is aerobic activity important in maintaining weight-loss and health?

In my mind, the question should be asked this way; ‘Why ISN’T aerobic activity important?’ The reasons why aerobic exercise matters are too many to list, let alone read in one sitting. Not only is aerobic activity extremely beneficial to the entire metabolic and muscular systems within the body,...



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