Overweight and Obesity

How Sleep Habits Affect Healthy Weight

Scientists aren't sure why, but too little sleep is linked with both packing on extra pounds and developing Type 2 diabetes.

Carrying too much body fat has harmful effects on your health. Learn how the appropriate approach to weight loss and lifestyle changes can give you long-term success.

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  • Overweight and Obesity

    Time to Unplug!

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND

    Ungluing your kids from the TV set and other screens may help prevent and treat weight problems. Read More

  • Overweight and Obesity

    The Hungry and Overweight Paradox

    The reality is that hunger and being overweight are linked and it affects millions of children and adults. This paradox of food insecurity threatens the health of our nation's children. Read More

  • Overweight and Obesity

    Defining Overweight and Obese

    Overweight and obese are labels for weight ranges. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, weights in these ranges are higher than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. Having a weight in one of these categories may increase your risk for certain diseases and health problems. Read More

  • Diabetes

    Understanding Diabetes

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body uses energy in the form of glucose from food. Diabetes cannot be cured but it can be successfully treated. Read More

  • Overweight and Obesity

    Can Your Overweight Child Develop Asthma?

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND

    A recent study suggests there may be a link to asthma in children who are overweight or obese, especially if there is excess body fat around the abdomen. Read More

  • Overweight and Obesity

    Obesity

    Being obese is not about what you weigh, it's about having too much fat in your body. Carrying too much body fat has harmful effects on your health. Read More

  • Your Health and Your Weight

    Understanding Body Mass Index

    BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is important to know what your BMI does and does not indicate about your weight, health and lifestyle choices. Read More

  • Your Health and Your Weight

    Your Health and Your Weight

    Your health and your weight are connected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for many diseases and conditions. Read More