To maintain a healthy weight, it is important to create a balance between the calories eaten and the calories burned through physical activity and bodily functions. To lose weight, a person usually needs to reduce calories and increase physical activity.
If lifestyle changes are not enough, medicines and weight-loss surgery also are options for some people who need to lose weight.1
Getting enough physical activity is an important way to help prevent or reduce overweight and obesity and related health problems.
Learn more about weight-loss techniques, medications, and surgery options.
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