Focus less on weight, more on activity, doctors say

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Ali Gorman reports. (WPVI)

Focus less on weight and body mass index and more on physical activity.

That's the advice from a group of doctors writing for the CDC.

They say having patients step on the scale can be intimidating and counter-productive.

While weight is an important measurement, they propose focusing more on having a conversation about healthy habits, saying it will help decrease stigma and shame and foster a better relationship to help support patients.
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