National Healthy Weight Week promotes healthy lifestyle, eating habits

Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 5:23 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - This week is National Healthy Weight Week to reinforce healthy eating as a way of life instead of dieting to lose weight and promote discussion about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and weight.

National Healthy Weight Week has a few goals. It is about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. It also provides tools to help establish healthy relationships with food, a positive body image, and approaches to improving healthy habits.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity affects more than 40% of American adults. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. These are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death.

The CDC also has some ideas, tools and tips for maintaining a healthy weight on this website.

Down With the Pounds, a medical weight loss program in Montgomery is sharing some tips about how each person can know his healthy weight and how to get and maintain a healthy weight long term on Today in Alabama Friday morning.

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