Weight Loss Information logo

Obesity, Health and Weight Loss
Exercise, Energy and Fitness for Obesity Treatment
Weight Loss Information - Weight Reduction Advice

Obesity, Health and Weight Loss

Obesity Issues
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and shows no signs of abating. Currently, 31 percent of the population is obese and another 34 percent is overweight. Based on trend analysis, we predict the obesity rate will be 39 percent by 2008. Despite obesity being recognized as one of the top public health threats, there are few public health efforts directed toward obesity. The lack of public health programs is likely due to the complexity of the issue, incomplete understanding of it's etiology, and a lack of success models in addressing obesity. Both the public and private sectors are aware of the issue and of the need for action and have programs in development. Despite a call from the Surgeon General for public-private partnerships to address obesity, few efforts in this area have been made.

Prevention of Weight Gain
Another barrier to effective programs is the lack of specific goals for how to address obesity. We have recently argued that our first goal should be to prevent weight gain in the population. Our analyses suggest that the average U.S. adult is gaining 1-2 pounds per year. Further, we have estimated that weight gain in 90 percent of the population could be prevented by reducing positive energy balance (some combination of eating less and increasing physical activity) by 100 kcal/day. We have been unsuccessful in producing and sustaining large lifestyle changes. We may be more successful in producing and sustaining small changes in energy intake and physical activity on the order of 100 kcal/day. Such changes could prevent weight gain in most of the population.

Colorado on the Move
We established a public-private partnership in Colorado to develop a program, Colorado on the Move (www.coloradoonthemove.org) to test this hypothesis. The program involves using electronic pedometers to set walking goals in terms of steps/day. The goal is for participants to increase walking by 2000 steps/day (about 100 kcal/day). Programs to support pedometer use have been developed for schools, worksites and communities. We strive to involve the private section in supporting and sustaining the increases in walking. We have shown that this goal can be achieved in most participants over 14 week programs. A national version of this program, American on the Move, will be launched in May 2003. We hope this will be a major grassroots effort to address the public health problem of obesity. America on the Move will involve small increases in physical activity (2000 steps/day) and small reduction in energy intake (choosing a single behavior each day to eliminate 100 kcal intake).

Source: James O Hill, PhD Director, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Obesity Help

Short Articles About Obesity and Overweight

Obesity Levels - Obesity Causes - Obesity & Weight Loss - Obesity & Gallstones - Genes - Gender - Types of Obesity Treatment - Exercise Counseling - Diet Counseling - Risk Factor for Cancer - Risk Factor for Diabetes - Risk Factor for Heart Disease - Obesity: A Major Health Risk - Does Obesity Increase the Risk of Premature Death - Syndrome X & Obesity - Rise of Obesity and Diabetes - Does Overweight Shorten Life? - Obesity & Risk of Premature Death - Obesity, BMI and Premature Death - Fitness, Obesity and Lifespan - Weight Loss Health Benefits - Benefits of Weight Loss - Obesity and Surgical Operations - Obesity Health Dangers for Children - Obesity & Colon Cancer - Health vs. Weight Loss - Body Fat & Cancer - Obesity, Weight Loss & Immune Function - Weight Loss & Sleep Apnea - Glycemic Index & Obesity - Health, Weight & Obesity

Obesity & Weight Loss Links

Abdominal Obesity Men - Anti-Obesity Drugs UK - Binge-Eating Obese Children - Body Weight Perception - Body Weight Religion - Cardio-Fitness Weight - Cardiovascular Risk Weight Loss - Weight Change Causes - Child Obesity School Programs - Child Obesity Treatment Programs - Child Obesity Weight Loss Camps - Defining Childhood Obesity (BMI) - Childhood Obesity Studies - Childhood Obesity UK - Psychological Consequences Child Obesity - Consequences Childhood Obesity - Diabetes Prevention Weight Loss - ietary Fat & Obesity - Dieting Weight Loss - Diets & Weight Loss Study - Eating Inventory Weight Loss - Ephedra Caffeine Weight Loss - Exercise Energy Intake - Child Obesity Family - Fat Carbs Protein & Weight Loss - Fat Reduction Weight Loss - Glycemic Index Carbs Weight Control - Weight Loss Goal - Hormones Obesity Weight Loss - Hypnotherapy Weight Loss - Long Term Weight Loss Program - Low Calorie Diets Obesity - Weight Loss Low Sucrose Diets - Management of Obesity Dietitians - Obesity in Children Diet - Obesity Children - Obesity Costs - Obesity Diet Children - Obesity Genetic Environmental - Obesity, Health and Weight Loss - Obesity Management Program - Obesity Nurses - Obesity Program Weight Loss - Obesity Treatment UK Study - Obesity Weight Change - Obesity Weight Management Israel - Olibra Fat Satiety - Oxygen Exercise Weight Women - Predictors Weight Change Men - Recalled Weight Measured Weight - Respiratory Quotient Weight Loss - Smoking Weight Loss - Surgical Treatment Obesity - Teenage Obesity Breast Cancer - Waist Circumference Weight - Walking Weight Loss - Weight Change Middle Age - Weight Changes Obese Men - Weight Changes - Weight Control Ideal Weight - Weight Gain Americans - Weight Gain Obesity Diabetes - Weight Gain Study - Weight Gains and Losses - Children's Weight Loss Camps - Weight Loss Energy - Weight Loss Exercise Trial - Weight Loss Expectations - Weight Loss Body Fat - Weight Loss Health Program UK - Weight Loss Lifestyle Study - Weight Loss Maintenance - Weight Loss Motivation - Weight Loss Obese Men - Weight Loss Obesity Drugs UK - Weight Loss Program Samoa - Weight Loss Strategies Adults - Weight Loss Program Slovenia - Weight Loss Treatments - Weight Loss and Twins - Weight Loss Weight Control - Weight Maintenance Obesity - Weight Maintenance Women - Weight Management Diet - Weight Management Slimming Program - Weight Management Program UK - Weight Management Study UK - Weight Resistance Training - Postpartum Weight Retention - Weight WatchersWeight Loss - Weight Loss Women


Weight Loss Information - Rapid Weight Loss - Diet Program - How to Lose Weight - Best Weight Loss Goals
Weight Loss Advice - Healthy Balanced Diet - Body Fat Percentage - Diets & Weight Loss Programs
Information on Weight Loss Diets - How to Reduce Weight - Weight Management - Weight Loss Surgery Information
Weight Loss Surgery Benefits/Risks - Weight Loss Drugs Advice - Weight Loss Pills / Weight Loss Pills Information
Xenical Weight Loss Drugs - Meridia/Sibutramine Pills - Guide to Diet Pills - Calorie Needs - Weight Loss Supplements
How to Control Weight - Body Mass Index Calculator - Exercise & Fitness to Lose Weight - Weight Health Issues - Obesity
Treatment of Obesity - Advice About Weight Loss - Questions on Weight Loss & Diet - Weight Loss Advice for Women
Weight Loss Advice for Diabetics - Weight Loss Advice for Teenagers - Weight Loss Advice for Adolescents
Diet & Weight Information - Weight Loss Support - Obesity Drug Treatment - Obesity & Gallstones - How to Lower Cholesterol
Dietary Guidelines - Protein, Carbs & Diet - Carbohydrates & Weight Loss - Weight Gain at College
Weight Gain After Quit Smoking - Weight Control in Menopause - Weight Gain in Pregnancy - Weight Control in Pregnancy
Weight Loss Breast-Feeding - Healthy Weight Range - Healthy Weight Loss Diet - Waist Circumference - Weight Cycling
Weight Health Risks - Weight Risks Assessment - Weight Reduction Tips - Weight Loss Guidelines - Weight Loss Products
Weight Loss Tools - Weight Maintenance

Enquiries: Contact Us. See also Terms of Use
© 2003-2018 Weight Loss Information. All Rights Reserved.