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February 2013

 Winter Issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine Now Online! 


The Winter issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine is now available online. This issue features a seven-page look back at the 2012 Your Weight Matters Inaugural Convention complete with pictures, Convention facts, an attendee Q&A and much more.


This issue also provides readers with an exciting look at Zumba as an exercise routine. According to the article, “Zumba aids in muscle tone by targeting just about every muscle in your body, and it helps with balance and coordination. You will have high-calorie burn (as much as 400-600 calories or more burned in one hour).”


The Winter issue also features articles on:

  • Obesity and the Immune System
  • Dear Doctor – I’ve had bariatric surgery. Will I ever get to normal weight?
  • Kid’s Corner – Winter Fitness Fun
  • Obesity and Heartburn: What is the link?
  • Greek Yogurt – What’s the craze all about?
  • and much more!

Interested in receiving Your Weight Matters Magazine in your mailbox? Your Weight Matters Magazine is an exclusive OAC member benefit. For more information on OAC membership, click here. To view the Winter issue online, click here.>>>


  • Heartburn, also called GERD (gastroesophagael reflux disease), occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, which is the food pipe that connects the throat and stomach.
  • Moderate exercise has been reported to increase certain immune cells, reducing the risk of infection.
  • A SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-sensitive) resolution is not a basic statement or wish; it is a clearly drawn pathway to success. It is a way to state not just what you want to accomplish but what you will do to accomplish it.
  • An eight-ounce serving of Greek yogurt contains about 20 grams of protein, almost twice that of regular yogurt.
  • Look for open gym times at basketball courts or gymnastic locations. Fitness locations step it up in the winter. This can be a great time to try new things and get moving. When you do an open gym time, you can practice without committing to a full class or season. It’s a great place to start.

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Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, Named Vice-chairman of the OAC - The OAC is proud to announce Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, as Vice-chairman of the OAC. As a longtime OAC member and frequent Your Weight Matters Magazine author, Ted has consistently provided the OAC with dedication, knowledge and obesity-focused expertise.


Ted was also the recipient of the 2012 OAC “Member of the Year” award presented at the Inaugural Your Weight Matters Convention. “Ted has been an essential part of the OAC. He has assisted us on Capitol Hill by bringing both a personal and professional viewpoint of obesity when advocating to legislators. We are very excited to have him serve as Vice-chairman,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.


To read more about Ted becoming Vice-chairman and see a special video from Ted himself, please click here.>>>


Stop Sharing and Start Caring -

Social media has become a mainstream form of communicating and sharing; however, could this new form of communicating further perpetuate weight bias? James Zervios, OAC’s Director of Communications, tackles this topic on the OAC Blog in a blog post, titled “Stop Sharing and Start Caring.”


The blog post also addresses the prevalence of weight bias in commenting on online news stories. James provides some tips on how you can combat weight bias and take a stance against it.


To read the blog post, click here.>>>


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