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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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