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Celebrate Your Journey: Come Together for Better Health!

Celebrate the Journey to Better Health

You’ve taken the very first step on your journey — deciding to take charge of your weight and health. Perhaps you’ve also taken the Your Weight Matters Challenge and you’ve talked about your weight with a trusted doctor, spouse, friend or family member. Maybe you’ve even sought after a few resources and tools to help you along the way, and you’re working hard to improve your health with each step.

And perhaps you’re wondering…What Can I Do Next?

 Take Your Journey One Step Further… Come Together for Better Health!

Celebrate Your Journey to Better Health: COME TOGETHER to Educate, Advocate and Celebrate!

If what we mentioned above sounds like you, we want you to know that there’s a place where you can connect with like-minded people, find resources and support to guide you along your journey, and listen to evidence-based education designed to help you manage your weight and health.

YOU are invited to join the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC – producers of the Your Weight Matters Campaign) as we host our 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention in New Orleans, August 10-13 for a one-of-a-kind weekend full of education, advocacy, community and celebration!

Why Should YOU Attend?

YWM Convention AttendeesWe know that weight affects everyone differently and that it can be a sensitive subject to talk about. We also know that the world is full of misinformation, gimmicks and bias, and this can often make your journey confusing and overwhelming.

At the Your Weight Matters National Convention, you’ll discover an environment that understands your experiences, your struggles and your goals — and wants to help you find long-lasting success! Here are a few highlights that set this Convention apart from any resource, tool or meeting that’s currently out there:

World-class Education that You Can Trust

 The YWM Convention offers evidence-based, relevant education presented by the Nation’s leading experts on a wide variety of topics related to weight and health, including these sessions from the 2017 Convention Agenda:

  • Changing My Weight Destiny: Can I Choose a Diet that Better Matches My biology?
  • What’s YOUR Come Back Rate? How to Turn Struggles into Your Greatest Strengths
  • Sweet Dreams: The Relationship between Sleep Health and Your Weight
  • And so much more!

The Opportunity to Try Something New in a Supportive Environment

At the YWM Convention, we offer a comprehensive exercise program with exciting, energy-filled classes to help attendees learn new things and have fun while they’re at it! All classes offer a supportive, bias-free community of people who are just like you – looking for new opportunities, experiences and challenges! Some exercise session highlights include, but are not limited to:

  • YWM Convention ExerciseMorning walks/runs
  • Aqua Zumba
  • Barre
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Circuit training
  • And others! 

A Chance to Connect with One Another

Connect with Each Other at YWM2017!The journey with weight and health is always easier if you surround yourself with people who “get it.” Those kinds of connections are a large part of what makes the Your Weight Matters National Convention so special!

By attending, you’ll have the chance to build long-lasting relationships, receive support and encouragement, and celebrate health together. Many of our attendees tell us that the friendships and connections they build at the Convention carry on well past the weekend and into their overall journey with weight and health, and that those relationships are a large part of their successes.

A Variety of Other Highlights, Including: 

  • The Your Weight Matters EXPO Hall – Featuring 30+ vendor booths, products, services and samples to equip you with tools and resources to improve your health
  • Lunch/Coffee with the Experts – Have questions related to weight and health that you want to ask, but you’re not sure where to get your answers? The YWM Convention offers special sessions in small, intimate groups where you can ask the experts what you want to know.
  • And a lot more! To view all Convention sessions, events and highlights, visit the full 2017 Convention Agenda.

If the Your Weight Matters National Convention Sounds Like Something You’re Interested in…

… We encourage you take the opportunity to learn more about YWM2017 by visiting YWMConvention.com!

YWM2017 pricingOfficial Event Registration opens NEXT WEDNESDAY, March 15 – and you’re invited to join individuals from across the Nation as we gather together in New Orleans, August 10-13!

With the OAC’s competitive pricing rates, registering for the Convention is easy and affordable. View and click on the graphic to the right for registration details, instructions and more.

Want to be the first-to-know about about news, announcements and updates on the 2017 Convention?

Sign up for Convention E-news Alerts TODAY by CLICKING HERE!

 

Learn. Connect. Engage.

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Gain the tools you need to succeed in your health journey. Join the OAC Community at NO COST and get access to: Valuable Education – Ongoing Support – Meaningful Connections – Much More