Watch Now: Exercise Tips for Weight Management

Nearly 49 million adults in the U.S. — approximately 35 percent — are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, more than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are either overweight or obese, according to federal data.

“If you’re looking to lose weight, it’s important to increase your physical activity but maintain a balanced diet,” says Jennifer Oestreich, supervisor at the Wellness Center at Mariners Hospital. “Remember: You can never out exercise a bad diet.”

It’s not just a matter of extra pounds. Health conditions linked to obesity include heart disease, several forms of cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Fortunately, diet and exercise can make a difference, Ms. Oestreich says. Her weight management recommendations include plenty of aerobic exercise and strength training—with medical clearance from your doctor.

The Baptist Health News Team joined Ms. Oestreich at the Wellness Center at Mariners Hospital. Watch now.

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