Drexel Psychological Services Center
The Drexel Psychological Services Center (PSC) is a training facility run by the Department of Psychology.
Defining Overweight and Obesity
What are their definitions?
Contributing Factors to Overweight and Obesity
A discussion of energy imbalance, calorie consumption, calories used, environment, genetics and other factors.
Health Consequences to Overweight and Obesity
Overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for many diseases and health conditions.
Overweight and Obesity: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States? What are some suggestions for losing weight? And more!
Dietary Guidelines by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Guidelines for physical activity by the United States Department of Agriculture.
The National Weight Control Registry
Information about the largest prospective investigation of long-term successful weight loss maintenance.
The National Institutes of Health, Obesity information
The National Institutes of Health web site on obesity, weight, nutrition, and physical activity.
The MyPlate Plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. Use these tools to help you make smart choices from every food group, find your balance between food and physical activity, and get the most nutrition out of your calories.
Calculate Your BMI
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. Calculate your Body Mass Index here.
Assessing Your Risk
According to NHLBI guidelines, assessment of overweight involves using three key measures: body mass index, waist circumference, and risk factors or diseases and conditions associated with obesity.
Drexel University Department of Psychology
The official website for the Department of Psychology at Drexel University. Includes information about faculty, research projects, and educational programs.
The Behavioral Weight Loss Program is an academic center within the Department of Psychology at Drexel University. The program’s mission is to develop innovative behavioral treatments for weight loss. Our core research project is currently a weight loss intervention study called Mind Your Health.