Health 2006

Friday, June 30, 2006

Support Groups for overweight people



It is amazing how much can be achieved when you have support from someone who cares about you and believes in you. Support groups can be found on the Internet, in 'face-to-face' organizations and, of course, do not forget about self support. If you are interested in support groups and patient advocacy organizations, try this web site http://www.obesityinamerica.org/support.html

American Obesity Association—This group is not-for-profit, but it is made up of several types of sponsors, including professional groups such as the American College of Nutrition as well as health insurance interests, for-profit companies such as drug and biotechnology companies, and weight loss interests such as Jenny Craig, Inc. and Weight Watchers, Inc. The group’s purpose is to change the way obesity is perceived and to end discrimination against obese people, as well as to find more effective strategies for preventing and "curing" obesity. It uses lobbying, advocacy, and education to achieve these goals.

4 Comments:

  • At 7:00 PM, Blogger DDM said…

    Hey we seem to be on the same mind set! I blogged a bit about support groups as well! Great minds think alike.

     
  • At 8:48 AM, Blogger Liudmila said…

    YEP!!!
    I think social support or any other kind of support is always important.

     
  • At 11:47 AM, Blogger Hannah said…

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  • At 5:45 AM, Blogger sameera said…

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