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...



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...



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,...



YWM2014 – September 25 – 28, 2014 – Orlando, FL

The OAC’s 3rd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention is less than two months away, and the OAC staff is counting down the days until we see some familiar faces and many new faces joining us for what promises to be the best YWM Convention yet! There are many...



Get to Know Us – Michelle Vicari

10 Questions with Michelle Vicari 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? Several years ago I stumbled on the Obesity Action Coalition’s Web site and was thrilled at the amount of information and resources that were provided. I spent about two hours reading that day and signed-up...



Healthy Expectations

“Magic Pill,” “No Diet and Exercise required,” “Nature’s Secret”….Enough already! There is no magic pill, and nature does not have a secret that it’s keeping from you! Throughout the years, our culture has been conditioned by deceptive advertising to believe that losing large amounts of weight can and should...



10 Questions with Pam Davis

As Director of Communications for the OAC, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some amazing people. In 2006, in the early-days of the OAC, I had the opportunity to meet Pam Davis. Well, I met her via email. She had just joined the OAC and wanted to get more...



Bariatric Patients & Emergency Rooms: Taking Control of Your Care

In my last blog post, I went over some pretty scary experiences that bariatric post-ops have had when they’ve sought treatment at emergency rooms or urgent care centers. It might surprise you to know that there are some very easy ways bariatric patients can think ahead to help ensure...



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