Reclaim Your Wellness

The rate of obesity in the United States has risen from 12% in 1991 to 42% today. “We know women living with obesity have a higher chance of developing serious health conditions and other diseases,” explained HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C. There is also a high level of shame and stigma associated with the disease — and even a lack of awareness that obesity is a disease.

“So often, the underlying causes of obesity are not fully examined when it comes to Black women,” stated Linda Goler Blount, MPH, president and CEO of Black Women’s Health Imperative. “Our partnership provides both organizations with a platform to engage all women, healthcare providers and policymakers to understand and address the fundamental relationship between socially and racially mediated stress, obesity and disease.”

The multifaceted “Reclaim Your Wellness” campaign raises awareness of obesity as a disease and national health crisis, without stigma, judgment and bias. Both partners provide tailored educational and lifestyle content and resources, along with interactive tools, podcasts and stories from real women on the physical and emotional effects of obesity.

The program is supported by Novo Nordisk.

Read more about our initiative and explore the content below.

Featured Content

Beyond the Body: Perspectives From Real Women

Beyond the Body: Perspectives From Real Women

burrito bowl

Healthy Recipes

Obesity Is a Complex Disease With a Variety of Treatments

WomenTalk, \u201cTalking to Your Healthcare Provider About Living with Obesity''

WomenTalk, “Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Living with Obesity

Real Women, Real Stories

Michele Tedder

Losing Weight Helped Heal Not Just My Body, But My Mind and Spirit, Too

Michelle Gennari

I Thought Weight-Loss Surgery Would End My Struggle With Obesity. Then I Found Out Maintaining a Healthy Body and Mind Is a Lifelong Commitment.

Amber Huett-Garcia

I Fought Generational Obesity by Creating My Own Road Map to a Healthier, Happier Life

Videos and Podcasts

reclaim your wellness webinar

“What’s Next When Dieting and Exercise Just Aren’t Enough?”

relcaim your wellness podcast

“Let’s Talk Health, Weight and Black Women”?

The Great Girlfriends podcast

Reclaim Your Wellness with Dr. Fatima Stanford

reclaim your wellness webinar

“Intersections of Weight Stigma, Mental Wellbeing & Health Disparities”

reclaim your wellness webinar

“Obesity and Mental Health: Understanding the Connection”

Navigating Obesity and Stress Two Years Into the Covid-19 Pandemic

Navigating Obesity and Stress Two Years Into the Covid-19 Pandemic

Articles

Image of Dr. Sowa

Changing How We Talk About Obesity — A Conversation With Dr. Sowa

Eliminating the Obesity Bias in Health Care

Eliminating the Obesity Bias in Health Care

The Hidden Causes of Obesity

The Hidden Causes of Obesity

woman playing with her kids

Environmental and Societal Factors, Not Just Diet and Exercise, Contribute to Obesity

What You Need to Know About Obesity

What You Need to Know About Obesity

Obesity Is a Disease That Can Be Managed in Many Ways

Obesity Is a Disease That Can Be Managed in Many Ways

Hispanic woman, friend exercising with resistance bands

Celebrating Every Body Requires Access to the Best Weight-Management Care

anxious hands

Want Fries — or Feelings — With That?

woman with back pain

Obesity and Other Health Conditions

Image of fruits, vegetables and medication

Does Your Health Insurance Cover Treatment for Obesity?

Spanish Articles

\u00bfQuieres papas fritas o sentimientos con eso?

¿Quieres papas fritas o sentimientos con eso?

Big happy Latino, Mexican-American family

Factores ambientales y sociales, no solo dieta y ejercicio, factores que contribuyen con la obesidad

Lo que debe saber sobre la obesidad

Lo que debe saber sobre la obesidad

Obesity Resource List

Obesity is a disease characterized by having excess fat that causes health risks. Genetic, environmental, and metabolic factors cause obesity, which is a complicated disease and can be difficult to control through nutrition and exercise alone. For more information, be sure to contact your healthcare provider and visit the links provided below.



The rate of obesity in the United States has risen from 12% in 1991 to 42% today. “We know women living with obesity have a higher chance of developing serious health conditions and other diseases,” explained HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C. There is also a high level of shame and stigma associated with the disease — and even a lack of awareness that obesity is a disease.

“So often, the underlying causes of obesity are not fully examined when it comes to Black women,” stated Linda Goler Blount, MPH, president and CEO of Black Women’s Health Imperative. “Our partnership provides both organizations with a platform to engage all women, healthcare providers and policymakers to understand and address the fundamental relationship between socially and racially mediated stress, obesity and disease.”

The multifaceted “Reclaim Your Wellness” campaign raises awareness of obesity as a disease and national health crisis, without stigma, judgment and bias. Both partners provide tailored educational and lifestyle content and resources, along with interactive tools, podcasts and stories from real women on the physical and emotional effects of obesity.

The program is supported by Novo Nordisk.

Read more about our initiative and explore the content below.

Featured Content

Beyond the Body: Perspectives From Real Women

Beyond the Body: Perspectives From Real Women

burrito bowl

Healthy Recipes

Obesity Is a Complex Disease With a Variety of Treatments

WomenTalk, \u201cTalking to Your Healthcare Provider About Living with Obesity''

WomenTalk, “Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Living with Obesity

Real Women, Real Stories

Michele Tedder

Losing Weight Helped Heal Not Just My Body, But My Mind and Spirit, Too

Michelle Gennari

I Thought Weight-Loss Surgery Would End My Struggle With Obesity. Then I Found Out Maintaining a Healthy Body and Mind Is a Lifelong Commitment.

Amber Huett-Garcia

I Fought Generational Obesity by Creating My Own Road Map to a Healthier, Happier Life

Videos and Podcasts

reclaim your wellness webinar

“What’s Next When Dieting and Exercise Just Aren’t Enough?”

relcaim your wellness podcast

“Let’s Talk Health, Weight and Black Women”?

The Great Girlfriends podcast

Reclaim Your Wellness with Dr. Fatima Stanford

reclaim your wellness webinar

“Intersections of Weight Stigma, Mental Wellbeing & Health Disparities”

reclaim your wellness webinar

“Obesity and Mental Health: Understanding the Connection”

Navigating Obesity and Stress Two Years Into the Covid-19 Pandemic

Navigating Obesity and Stress Two Years Into the Covid-19 Pandemic

Articles

Image of Dr. Sowa

Changing How We Talk About Obesity — A Conversation With Dr. Sowa

Eliminating the Obesity Bias in Health Care

Eliminating the Obesity Bias in Health Care

The Hidden Causes of Obesity

The Hidden Causes of Obesity

woman playing with her kids

Environmental and Societal Factors, Not Just Diet and Exercise, Contribute to Obesity

What You Need to Know About Obesity

What You Need to Know About Obesity

Obesity Is a Disease That Can Be Managed in Many Ways

Obesity Is a Disease That Can Be Managed in Many Ways

Hispanic woman, friend exercising with resistance bands

Celebrating Every Body Requires Access to the Best Weight-Management Care

anxious hands

Want Fries — or Feelings — With That?

woman with back pain

Obesity and Other Health Conditions

Image of fruits, vegetables and medication

Does Your Health Insurance Cover Treatment for Obesity?

Spanish Articles

\u00bfQuieres papas fritas o sentimientos con eso?

¿Quieres papas fritas o sentimientos con eso?

Big happy Latino, Mexican-American family

Factores ambientales y sociales, no solo dieta y ejercicio, factores que contribuyen con la obesidad

Lo que debe saber sobre la obesidad

Lo que debe saber sobre la obesidad

Obesity Resource List

Obesity is a disease characterized by having excess fat that causes health risks. Genetic, environmental, and metabolic factors cause obesity, which is a complicated disease and can be difficult to control through nutrition and exercise alone. For more information, be sure to contact your healthcare provider and visit the links provided below.