Reclaim Your Wellness

The rate of obesity in the United States has risen from 12% in 1991 to 42% in 2022. “We know women living with obesity have a higher chance of developing serious health conditions and other diseases, explained HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C. “There is also a high level of shame and stigma associated with the disease — and even a lack of awareness that obesity is a disease.”

For Black women, who have the highest rates of obesity in the United States, dispelling stigma and raising awareness are particularly important. “So often, the underlying causes of obesity are not fully examined when it comes to Black women,” said Linda Goler Blount, MPH, president and CEO of Black Women’s Health Imperative. “Our partnership provides both organizations with a platform to engage all women, healthcare providers and policymakers to understand and address the fundamental relationship between socially and racially mediated stress, obesity and disease.”

The multifaceted “Reclaim Your Wellness” campaign raises awareness of obesity as a disease and national health crisis, without stigma, judgment and bias. Both partners provide tailored educational and lifestyle content and resources, along with interactive tools, podcasts and stories from real women on the physical and emotional effects of obesity.

The program is supported by Novo Nordisk.

Read more about our
initiative and explore the content below.

Featured Content

True or False? Obesity

Is Obesity a Disease? Yes — and the Medical Community Is Finally Recognizing That

The Importance of Making Obesity Treatment Accessible

Podcast: The Central Crux to American Health: Obesity

Ask the Expert: Covid and Obesity: When Two Pandemics Collide

Covid and Obesity: How to Reduce Risk Factors

El covid-19 y la obesidad: Cómo reducir los factores de riesgo

The Rise of Obesity Among Latinx People

Obesity, Racism and Covid: A Deadly Combination

La obesidad, el racismo y el covid-19: Una combinación mortal

Ask the Expert: Covid-19 and Obesity

The Intersection of Long Covid and Obesity

La intersección entre el covid-19 persistente y la obesidad

New Anti-Obesity Medications Are More Effective With Fewer Side Effects

Obesity Puts You at Higher Risk for Severe Illness from Covid-19

La obesidad te da un mayor riesgo de enfermarte gravemente de covid-19

Beyond the Body: Perspectives From Real Women

Healthy Recipes

Obesity Is a Complex Disease With a Variety of Treatments

WomenTalk, “Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Living with Obesity

Real Women, Real Stories

Losing Weight Helped Heal Not Just My Body, But My Mind and Spirit, Too

I Thought Weight-Loss Surgery Would End My Struggle With Obesity. Then I Found Out Maintaining a Healthy Body and Mind Is a Lifelong Commitment.

I Fought Generational Obesity by Creating My Own Road Map to a Healthier, Happier Life

Videos and Podcasts

“What’s Next When Dieting and Exercise Just Aren’t Enough?”

“Let’s Talk Health, Weight and Black Women”?

Reclaim Your Wellness with Dr. Fatima Stanford

“Intersections of Weight Stigma, Mental Wellbeing & Health Disparities”

“Obesity and Mental Health: Understanding the Connection”

Navigating Obesity and Stress Two Years Into the Covid-19 Pandemic

Articles

The Risks of Obesity During and After Pregnancy

Changing How We Talk About Obesity — A Conversation With Dr. Sowa

Eliminating the Obesity Bias in Health Care

The Hidden Causes of Obesity

Environmental and Societal Factors, Not Just Diet and Exercise, Contribute to Obesity

What You Need to Know About Obesity

Obesity Is a Disease That Can Be Managed in Many Ways

Celebrating Every Body Requires Access to the Best Weight-Management Care

Want Fries — or Feelings — With That?

Obesity and Other Health Conditions

Does Your Health Insurance Cover Treatment for Obesity?

Spanish Articles

¿Quieres papas fritas o sentimientos con eso?

Factores ambientales y sociales, no solo dieta y ejercicio, factores que contribuyen con la obesidad

Lo que debe saber sobre la obesidad

Obesity Resource List

Obesity is a disease characterized by having excess fat that causes health risks. Genetic, environmental, and metabolic factors cause obesity, which is a complicated disease and can be difficult to control through nutrition and exercise alone. For more information, be sure to contact your healthcare provider and visit the links provided below.

Obesity Action CoalitionObesity Care Advocacy NetworkThe Obesity SocietyUSDA NutritionCommunity Efforts | Overweight & Obesity | CDCAssessing Your Weight | Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity | CDC

The rate of obesity in the United States has risen from 12% in 1991 to 42% in 2022. “We know women living with obesity have a higher chance of developing serious health conditions and other diseases, explained HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C. “There is also a high level of shame and stigma associated with the disease — and even a lack of awareness that obesity is a disease.”For Black women, who have the highest rates of obesity in the United States, dispelling stigma and raising awareness are particularly important. “So often, the underlying causes of obesity are not fully examined when it comes to Black women,” said Linda Goler Blount, MPH, president and CEO of Black Women’s Health Imperative. “Our partnership provides both organizations with a platform to engage all women, healthcare providers and policymakers to understand and address the fundamental relationship between socially and racially mediated stress, obesity and disease.” The multifaceted “Reclaim Your Wellness” campaign raises awareness of obesity as a disease and national health crisis, without stigma, judgment and bias. Both partners provide tailored educational and lifestyle content and resources, along with interactive tools, podcasts and stories from real women on the physical and emotional effects of obesity.The program is supported by Novo Nordisk.
Read more about our
initiative and explore the content below.Featured ContentTrue or False? ObesityIs Obesity a Disease? Yes — and the Medical Community Is Finally Recognizing ThatThe Importance of Making Obesity Treatment AccessiblePodcast: The Central Crux to American Health: ObesityAsk the Expert: Covid and Obesity: When Two Pandemics CollideCovid and Obesity: How to Reduce Risk FactorsEl covid-19 y la obesidad: Cómo reducir los factores de riesgoThe Rise of Obesity Among Latinx PeopleObesity, Racism and Covid: A Deadly CombinationLa obesidad, el racismo y el covid-19: Una combinación mortalAsk the Expert: Covid-19 and ObesityThe Intersection of Long Covid and ObesityLa intersección entre el covid-19 persistente y la obesidad New Anti-Obesity Medications Are More Effective With Fewer Side EffectsObesity Puts You at Higher Risk for Severe Illness from Covid-19La obesidad te da un mayor riesgo de enfermarte gravemente de covid-19Beyond the Body: Perspectives From Real WomenHealthy RecipesObesity Is a Complex Disease With a Variety of TreatmentsWomenTalk, “Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Living with Obesity”Real Women, Real StoriesLosing Weight Helped Heal Not Just My Body, But My Mind and Spirit, TooI Thought Weight-Loss Surgery Would End My Struggle With Obesity. Then I Found Out Maintaining a Healthy Body and Mind Is a Lifelong Commitment.I Fought Generational Obesity by Creating My Own Road Map to a Healthier, Happier LifeVideos and Podcasts”What’s Next When Dieting and Exercise Just Aren’t Enough?””Let’s Talk Health, Weight and Black Women”?Reclaim Your Wellness with Dr. Fatima Stanford”Intersections of Weight Stigma, Mental Wellbeing & Health Disparities””Obesity and Mental Health: Understanding the Connection”Navigating Obesity and Stress Two Years Into the Covid-19 PandemicArticlesThe Risks of Obesity During and After PregnancyChanging How We Talk About Obesity — A Conversation With Dr. SowaEliminating the Obesity Bias in Health CareThe Hidden Causes of ObesityEnvironmental and Societal Factors, Not Just Diet and Exercise, Contribute to ObesityWhat You Need to Know About ObesityObesity Is a Disease That Can Be Managed in Many WaysCelebrating Every Body Requires Access to the Best Weight-Management CareWant Fries — or Feelings — With That?Obesity and Other Health ConditionsDoes Your Health Insurance Cover Treatment for Obesity?Spanish Articles¿Quieres papas fritas o sentimientos con eso?Factores ambientales y sociales, no solo dieta y ejercicio, factores que contribuyen con la obesidadLo que debe saber sobre la obesidadObesity Resource ListObesity is a disease characterized by having excess fat that causes health risks. Genetic, environmental, and metabolic factors cause obesity, which is a complicated disease and can be difficult to control through nutrition and exercise alone. For more information, be sure to contact your healthcare provider and visit the links provided below.Obesity Action CoalitionObesity Care Advocacy NetworkThe Obesity SocietyUSDA NutritionCommunity Efforts | Overweight & Obesity | CDCAssessing Your Weight | Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity | CDC

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