Look around you, in your City, neighborhood, street, in your own home, obesity is a growing health problem and it isn’t going away like a 30 minute tv show where everything gets fixed and all is fine with the world once again.
If the answer to obesity was an easy one, we’d all take that magic pill and nobody would ever be overweight, there wouldn’t be any related diseases, we would all live forever.
Sadly it just doesn’t work that way. We are all individuals and what worked for me to lose weight might not work for you. Your Sister, friend, Doctor, or boss may or may not know of that one thing that will work for you either. It takes asking questions, investigating, and learning to get going down the right path for you. This has to be something about you, as nobody can become healthy for you, nobody
can lose the weight for you, and nobody can claim your success for you.
There is something very important though that others can and need to do for you, that is support. We all need support from family, friends, co-workers and Doctors to be successful in this battle. Those friends can be near you or those you know online. Along with
support, knowledge is needed to know what options are out there, where to go for help, and factual information.
There is a very good source for this and much more. Its the Obesity Action Coalition. Their web site is a great source of information and
their annual convention is a great way to get information in person, talk with real people who have been there. You’ll hear from people
who are just starting their journey, people who may not be obese anymore but still fight the battle every day, and professionals who are there with us every day with information and guidance.
The next annual convention is coming up on SEPT. 25-28, 2014
and will be in Orlando, Florida.
To learn more or to sign up visit:
Here is just a little bit about this wonderful oppurtunity to learn, connect, and help yourself and others in your family, community, and
make a difference.
The Your Weight Matters National Convention – #YWM2014
The Your Weight Matters National Convention is the largest National meeting dedicated to providing evidence-based strategies for individuals impacted by excess weight and obesity, proudly brought to you by The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). As a National non-profit organization, the OAC is dedicated to helping the millions of Americans impacted by excess weight and obesity through education, advocacy and support.
The OAC’s National Convention is a 3-day educational event designed to bring together all individuals who struggle or are concerned with weight-related issues. The entire weekend is dedicated to presenting a comprehensive agenda, comprised of diverse topics that are designed to help any individual who has ever had a concern about their weight.
We bring-in the country’s leading experts on weight and health and give you the RIGHT tools to be successful in your lifelong journey with weight.
More than 50 educational topics, from the basics of nutrition and available treatment options for weight, to behavioral health issues like food addiction and mindful eating, to childhood obesity and family dynamics.
The country’s leading experts on weight and health, dedicated to presenting evidence-based information.
A strong fitness component, offering an array of group fitness classes designed for all abilities.A strong community and the ideal environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice.
A National Advocacy Training Day where we train our next set of advocates to go to Capitol Hill and A Beginning Advocacy where we will help individuals discover the simple ways that they can be an advocate in their local communities and help make a difference.
The National Convention welcomes individuals from all over the country to learn more about your weight and health and come and connect
with others along the same journey.
To learn more about The Obesity Action Coalition go to: