Weight Control

Staying Fit the Old-fashioned Way

The major culprit behind the U.S. decline in physical activity may be our own high-tech and increasingly sedentary lifestyle.

Maintaining Weight Once You've Quit Smoking

People sometimes gain weight when they stop smoking. But you can reduce your chances of adding extra pounds. You just need to take steps to prevent it.

Exercise and Eat Smart to Keep the Weight Off

People who keep lost weight off tend to have several habits in common. Here are strategies that can help you be a successful long-term loser.

Overview of Obesity

Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person’s health. Learn about obesity causes and obesity health effects.

Emotional Eating: How to Cope

Emotional eating affects most people from time to time. But regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.

When Your Weight Gain Is Caused by Medicine

Some medicines can cause you to put on weight. How much weight, if any, that you gain depends on a number of factors.

Extra Weight Affects More Than You Think

You probably know that excess weight is hard on the heart. But what you may not know is that being overweight or obese takes a toll on other parts of the body, too.

Eek! Little Halloween Treats Can Pack Big Calorie Counts

Nothing is scarier than the Nutrition Facts on Halloween candy. Those fun-size chocolate bars and miniature candies look so tiny, but the calories add up quickly.