Overweight, Obesity, and Fitness


Fitness, as defined by the American Academy of Family Physicians, encompasses three key components: physical activity, healthy eating, and emotional well-being.

Overweight and Obesity

Overweight and obesity are chronic diseases associated with comorbid conditions that can result in significant effects on the health care system, as well as the physical and psychological health of individuals. Family physicians provide comprehensive care and are well positioned to use a long-term, patient-centered approach to obesity and weight management issues.