Weight Control

Staying Fit the Old-fashioned Way

The major culprit behind the U.S. decline in physical activity may be our own high-tech and increasingly sedentary lifestyle.

Maintaining Weight Once You've Quit Smoking

People sometimes gain weight when they stop smoking. But you can reduce your chances of adding extra pounds. You just need to take steps to prevent it.

Exercise and Eat Smart to Keep the Weight Off

People who keep lost weight off tend to have several habits in common. Here are strategies that can help you be a successful long-term loser.

Overview of Obesity

Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person’s health. Learn about obesity causes and obesity health effects.

Emotional Eating: How to Cope

Emotional eating affects most people from time to time. But regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.

Children Can Outgrow Weight Problems--with Some Healthy Changes

A child might say the worst part of being heavy is the teasing. You, too, probably dread the thought of your child being mocked or bullied. But the health effects of childhood obesity stretch years beyond the playground. That’s why it’s so important to catch weight problems early before they become a lifelong issue.

Beware of “Hidden” Calories During the Holidays

Holiday gatherings and eating go hand in hand—that’s why most people gain about a pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

Eating Slowly, Avoiding After-Dinner Snacks May Prevent Obesity

While diet and exercise are important, there’s more you can do to help prevent obesity. Eating slowly and not snacking after dinner may be two helpful tactics, new research suggests. If you tend to shovel in your food, learn what you can do to munch more slowly.

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