Happy Holidays from the OAC!
The OAC would like to wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season!
Around this time each year, we reflect on all our important accomplishments that have helped us to better help you. But this year especially, we are proud of our efforts that have led 2012 to be a benchmark year for the OAC. It is through your support and your passion that we are able to strengthen the voice of those affected by excess weight and obesity and experience growth throughout the entire organization.
I'd like to take a moment to highlight some of the OAC's accomplishments in 2012:
Looking ahead to 2013, the OAC has a lot in store for you, including our second annual Your Weight Matters National Convention! We look forward to continuing to be your voice and continuing the fight against obesity. With your help, we can make tremendous strides and reach even more individuals affected by obesity.
Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO
Cardio machines at the gym tend to overestimate the number of calories that you expend during a workout.
- Trans fats (also known as partially hydrogenated oils) are fats that are created as a result of food processing.
Even with a good diet, adults 19-50 years of age would need to consume 27 ounces of milk or other fortified dairy products daily to meet the recommended dietary allowance.
A common mistake is to underestimate the calories eaten and overestimate the calories burned. Food journaling and logging exercise can help by creating accountability and awareness.
Swimming just 30-60 minutes, three to four times per week, can notably reduce your risks of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, as well as lower your resting heart rate, lower your bad cholesterol (LDL), increase you good cholesterol (HDL) and lower your blood pressure.
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Obesity Action Coalition
OAC Thanks Your Weight Matters Magazine Advertisers - Your Weight Matters Magazine would not be possible without the support of our advertisers. In 2012, Your Weight Matters Magazine featured some fascinating educational articles such as, "BMI: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "Obesity Due to a Virus: How this Changes the Game" and "Band over Bypass."
We would like to take a moment to thank all of our 2012 Your Weight Matters Magazine advertisers:
Please Remember the OAC in Your Year-end Giving - The holiday season is often viewed as a time to give to others. This holiday season, show thanks to the OAC by making a tax-deductible donation.
Looking back on the OAC's 2012 accomplishments, none of this would be possible without the support of our members! As a nonprofit organization, donations are important to us. Your financial support helps ensure that our efforts can continue and we can continue as the strongest voice representing those affected by obesity.
No gift is too small and every dollar makes a difference. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Help support the OAC through making a charitable contribution now by clicking here.>>>
OAC Releases Second Weight Bias Guide - The OAC has released a new weight bias guide. This guide titled, Weight Bias in Healthcare – A Guide for Healthcare Providers Working with Individuals Affected by Obesity, is geared toward healthcare providers with the goal of educating them on the impact of weight bias in a clinical setting. To view this guide and request copies, please click here.>>>
Contact Your Elected Officials through the OAC's Legislative Action Center - The OAC has a new advocacy issue up on our Legislative Action Center that needs your attention! Reach out to your home state legislators to see where they stand on treating obesity seriously and if they would be willing to participate in a caucus on obesity treatments. You can visit our Legislative Action Center to contact your legislators now by clicking here.>>>
OAC Welcomes New Members to the Chairman’s Council - This month, we are proud to welcome three new members to the OAC Chairman’s Council – Barton Behavioral Health Solutions, Weight Loss Center of Oklahoma, and Advanced Surgical Associates.
To read more about these new Chairman Council Members, please click here.>>>