Posts Tagged ‘YWM2014’

YWM2019: Please Raise Your Voice with Us

August 3, 2019 — YWM2019 opened yesterday with powerful personal stories about coming to terms with obesity and advocating for change. The message from every corner of this meeting was clear. Please raise your voice. Because it’s your voice and your lived experience with obesity that will lead us all to better care and less stigma. In the opening […]

Taking Obesity Seriously

October 7, 2014 — Today we have the pleasure of presenting a guest post by Asheley Cockrell Skinner. She works at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she conducts research on health policy, obesity, and pediatrics. We are grateful to her for allowing us to post her thoughtful perspective here. Is obesity a disease? This is a question I […]

Your Chair Is Killing You!

September 28, 2014 — Opening the second day of YWM2014, James Levine declared, “Your chair is killing you.” He got our attention. He continued with an entertaining and highly understandable review of his research on non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT). We learned about his unplanned career as an underwear designer — to provide tools to track NEAT. And we learned about […]

Stop Setting Weight Goals in Obesity?

September 27, 2014 — “Stop setting weight goals. Behaviors are something you do, weight loss is something that happens.” That was the bottom line from Arya Sharma in his keynote address to the YWM2014 national convention of the Obesity Action Coalition. Is this really a radical proposition? So much is written in the obesity literature about losing 5 to 10% […]

Giving Voice to People Affected by Obesity

September 26, 2014 — The opening of the Obesity Action Coalition’s YWM2014 national convention featured national and local advocacy training to help people affected by obesity find their voice and bring needed change to policies and social norms that shape the quality of their lives. A decade ago, people affected by obesity had no voice whatsoever in policy decisions […]

Ready to SHINE with OAC at YWM2014

September 24, 2014 — The time has come to SHINE with OAC (the Obesity Action Coalition) and people are heading to Orlando for the third annual Your Weight Matters national convention. It’s the largest and only meeting of its kind that connects a vibrant community of people affected by obesity with evidence-based strategies for health and quality of life. On […]