Treating Obesity

  1. Even With Weight-Loss Drugs, Losing Pounds Isn't Easy

    Out of the millions Americans who are overweight and go on a diet each year, many regain all or a part of the weight they lose within five years.

  2. Medical Treatment for Obesity

    Medical treatment can help with weight loss if your own efforts are unsuccessful—or if you have a medical condition that makes it crucial to lose weight.

  3. Obesity Treatment Overview

    Whatever treatment plan a person follows, losing weight slowly will be more effective and healthy over the long term.

  4. Tai Chi: Exercise for Mind and Body

    Tai chi is called a mind-body type of exercise because it combines meditation, focused breathing, and physical movement. Because it’s also a low-impact exercise, it may be particularly well suited for older adults, but it’s a beneficial exercise for people of all ages.

  5. Weight Matters: When Willpower Isn't Enough

    Most medical weight-loss programs first try to help you make the long-term behavioral changes necessary to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. This includes exercising regularly and eating healthy food. If you still remain seriously overweight, you and your doctor might discuss these options.

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