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The CDC has a lot of wonderful resources. They have information about how to define obesity, what the current stats are here in the United States and many great resources for managing weight and living a healthy lifestyle!

Want to know how to calculate your BMI? The US Department of Health and Human Services has a quick BMI calculator and information about how you can learn to manage your BMI and work towards a healthy BMI which means working towards a healthy you!

If you’re interested in learning more about childhood obesity and what you can do to help your family I suggest that you start here at the American Academy of Pediatrics website page that is devoted to explaining and understanding childhood obesity at the family and individual level. This page not only offers advice and tips, but explains several common misconceptions about childhood obesity and how to calculate a child’s BMI.

Whether or not you like President Obama and the current administration his wife Michelle Obama has made obesity and more specifically childhood obesity her cause. Her Let’s Move campaign has a lot of good information as well as challenges that families can do together to combat obesity.

The National Institutes of Health has a site devoted to obesity. Here you can find out more about signs and symptoms of obesity, preventative measures and treatments. If you are obese or overweight and are currently looking for clinical trials related to obesity you should visit this site.

If you’d like to know more about the real stats regarding the obesity epidemic then you may want to check out the Weight-Control Information site. This site answers a lot of common questions about obesity and the cost of being obese or overweight.

The United States Department of Agriculture has a log of resources for developing nutritious habits and learning about the food that we eat. Along with pages that teach you how to read food labels and food safety they also have a “non-diet” approach to weight loss. I haven’t tried this, but it may work for you!

If you’re interested in learning more about obesity and it’s global impacts then you should check out the World Health Organization’s web page on the subject. You can find up-to-date stats on the worldwide epidemic of obesity.

The Obesity Action Coalition is a site with a lot of resources for getting involved and getting in shape. They provide resources to help you find walks in your area, and others who are trying to lose weight and achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Maybe you’re already an avid e-patient who likes to learn about different medical conditions online, but if you’re not or you just haven’t heard Medline Plus has a lot of information related to obesity and how to get in touch with other organizations that are related to obesity.


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