Family and Weight-loss

Battling the disease of obesity is often a difficult task. Often times, individuals find themselves not only battling their own issues with weight, but also trying to contend with advice from loved ones. In this blog entry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Domenica Rubino, MD, on the topic...



How Your Support Makes a Difference

What we do for ourselves stays with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~Albert Pine Grassroots efforts can make the strongest impact because it comes from personal convictions and commitments from the heart. Today as you read this blog there is a...



A World Free of Weight Bias: This is the Vision of the OAC – Because of YOU!

The mission of the Obesity Action Coalition is to elevate and empower individuals affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. The third pillar of the OAC mission is perhaps the most essential component of the OAC’s work. Our advocacy and our education help drive us forward, but it...



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...



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