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Willpower or biology: Who is in the driver’s seat?
Biology | 4 min. read

Willpower or biology: Who is in the driver’s seat?

To lose weight you will need to eat less and move more. But many aspects of our eating choices and physical activity are determined by complex biological systems that lie beyond our willpower.


Truth About Weight

COVID-19 is a serious disease that puts people with pre-existing medical conditions, including obesity, at a higher risk of experiencing complications and becoming seriously ill. Learn more about COVID-19's effects on health and how people with obesity are living and coping during the pandemic.

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"Please do not remain silent. Do not just accept things the way they are. Try to change the world and make it a better place, little by little, person by person."

-Andreas Herdt

Obesity is far from simple

Obesity is a chronic disease, not a life choice. From genetics to environment, many factors play a role in developing obesity, as well whether you loose and gain weight. And the experiences of people living with obesity are just as varied and complex.

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Let’s talk: 10 questions to ask your doctor
Tips | 5 min. read

Let’s talk: 10 questions to ask your doctor

These ten questions can help to start a dialogue and take the first steps towards understanding what treatment options for weight management are available.

What’s your Body Mass Index (BMI)?
Tools | 5 min. read

What’s your Body Mass Index (BMI)?

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from your weight and height. It’s not a precise calculation of percentage of body fat, but it is an easy way to determine where your weight falls in the range from healthy to unhealthy.