Targeting the Oklahoma Obesity Epidemic
Many grocery stores and restaurants are pushing healthy food options, and workplaces across the state are offering employees incentives for exercising regularly.
In order to bring down the Oklahoma obesity rate for both adults and children, we need to show Oklahomans how they can implement small, effective changes in their day-to-day lives. It’s also important that overweight men and women have plenty of support and are able to talk to peers about their weight loss journey.
Make a Plan to Get Your Weight Back on Track
Obesity can lead to chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Fortunately, it can often be reversed by basic changes to diet and lifestyle.
- A diet rich in fresh, whole foods is the top priority for achieving and maintaining weight loss.
- Regular exercise – anything from leisurely walks to recreational sports teams – will give you more energy and help your body to start burning fat.
- It’s important to have plenty of support and available resources on your weight loss journey. Our weight loss seminars combine education and community to give you a safe, supportive space to learn and grow. You can also join a local support group.
If you have implemented a healthy diet and have been exercising regularly but have not lost much weight, you might be eligible for a surgical weight loss procedure.
These procedures are only open to obese men and women who are not able to lose weight any other way, and they have been proven very effective when accompanied by a healthy diet and an adequate amount of regular exercise.