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Obesity in america

The look of America has changed drastically over the years. More and more people are being considered obese and that is affecting the health insurance of many today.
Just last year alone the annual report of the Trust for America’s Health showed that the adult obesity rates climbed in a total of 31 states and it also went on to show that there was not a single state that didn’t show some sort of increase in the overweigh population.

There were 22 states that showed an increase again this year following the same suit as last year. More studies showed that most of the American population (85%) believes that being obese is now a national epidemic. It was shown that Mississippi is still listed at the top of the list for the most obese adult population. Colorado comes in as the state that weighs the least but they still showed a slight increase in their obese population.

The rate of adult obesity is up at least 25% in 19 states. That is compared to the 14 states from last year. The southern states have been shown to be the worst with 8 of the top 10 states that has the highest obesity rate in children.

It is sad to know that only 17 states require the meals provided to the students in schools be of a certain nutritional value. There are only a 22 states that have joined in to make sure that the foods you get from a vending machine follow a certain nutritional guideline.

It is no wonder that America is considered obese now. More and more people are taking the easy road for their health and letting their body pay the toll. In this computer age more and more people are being couch potatoes, becoming more sedentary then people prior to the computer age. This also goes for those that are gamers, doing nothing by sitting in front of the television playing video games.

There are too many people trying to find the easy way out of their weight problems with fad diets and they find that as soon as the let the diet go the pounds pack right back on. The best way to loose weight is still the tried and true of eating healthy and getting regular exercise. Talk with your doctor before going on any type of diet or exercise program to be sure that you are doing what is right for you and your body.

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January 29, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Obesity

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