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Tips for Managing Childhood Obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Obesity is rising in the United States, and our children are not excluded from this increase. According to data published in 2017, obesity in both adults and youth has increased significantly from 1999-2000 through 2015-2016. According to data reported by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, [...]

By |2019-08-05T09:20:16-04:00August 5th, 2019|Newsletter|0 Comments

Hot yet Healthy in the Summer Months

It is that time again. Time for summer fun. Whether you are traveling out of town or more summer fun in the sun, continued habits are important to maintaining and promoting weight loss. With extra summer fun around, it can be easy to push habits aside with the excuse, “Its summer! It will be [...]

By |2019-05-28T15:37:01-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Newsletter|0 Comments

Meet Jane

Jane Sylvestre has been a dietitian for over 25 years, 10 of those specifically dedicated to bariatrics. Currently, Jane works for the Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Care New England in Warwick, RI. Jane is also the Local Event Leader for our 2019 Rhode Island Walk from Obesity, and captain of the current [...]

By |2019-03-26T14:49:11-04:00April 1st, 2019|Walker Stories|0 Comments

Obesity Treatment

Obesity is a chronic and complex disease. Just as other health conditions, it is important that every patient have and utilize a strong support system. However, many patients come to my office believing “I should be able to do this by myself” I often ask them “would you try to manage any other serious [...]

By |2019-03-26T14:39:31-04:00April 1st, 2019|Newsletter|0 Comments

Meet Abby

In 2018 Abby joined the Chicago, IL Walk from Obesity. Shortly before the Walk, Abby underwent bariatric surgery after feeling like her health was spiraling out of control. “It's only been 12 weeks since my surgery and I feel so different already! I've lost about 50 pounds and my energy is already so much [...]

By |2019-01-30T10:55:49-04:00January 30th, 2019|Walker Stories|0 Comments

Sleep and Our Weight

Sleep is an invaluable part of our daily lives. However, we often overlook the impact of sleep on our overall health, including weight. Sleep impacts weight in important ways, in fact research has identified that short sleep duration and poor sleep quality are risk factors for the development of obesity. Sleep loss impacts weight [...]

By |2019-01-29T13:15:30-04:00January 29th, 2019|Newsletter|0 Comments

Customize Your Fundraising Page

Whether you are walking for yourself, a family member or a friend sharing your story and why you are participating in the Walk from Obesity can motivate and inspire others. Let donors know why fighting obesity is important to you and how the funds raised will help improve the overall understanding of obesity through awareness, research, [...]

By |2019-09-12T11:37:22-04:00January 18th, 2019|Resource, Tips|Comments Off on Customize Your Fundraising Page

Treatment & Prevention

It is important to acknowledge that obesity is a chronic condition much like diabetes and high blood pressure. Therefore, there are no quick fix treatments. Have a conversation with your doctor to find the best treatment plan for you. Treatment strategies for treating obesity include: Behavioral Change Modifying certain behaviors and habits can help [...]

By |2019-03-01T13:35:37-04:00January 17th, 2019|About|0 Comments

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