Healthy Weight Week, observed January 21 - 27, brings awareness to the troubling fact that in the United States, the number of obese children and teens has continued to rise over the past two decades. In addition, as one ages, maintaining a healthy weight is important. One way to accomplish this includes paying attention to lifestyle choices. A healthy weight may reduce one's risk of sone health problems, including a variety of cancers.
Many experts believe eating a healthy diet is the biggest factor in weight loss. If one is overweight, it is important to lose weight in a healthy way, not by starvation diets. Moderate exercise also may have great health benefits. Getting active is the other half of weight loss.