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7 states have obesity rates above 35 percent, report finds

7 states have obesity rates above 35 percent, report finds

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  • What really sucks is I am one and part of the problem not having created a solution for myself. Time to get active and creative. It’s a problem that is partially the quantity of calories consumed, partially the type of calories consumed, and much to not keeping either in proportion to my own, your own

    What really sucks is I am one and part of the problem not having created a solution for myself. Time to get active and creative. It’s a problem that is partially the quantity of calories consumed, partially the type of calories consumed, and much to not keeping either in proportion to my own, your own, actual physical activity. Time to own it. Cost of health care goes up as much because of our latent tendencies to neglect our own wellbeing. Do something! Improve your diet. Go for an elongated brisk walk. Go for a hike. Get a bike and find the closest bike path and peddle briskly. Quit taking life so casually. BTW, think I’ll start a podcast or YouTube on this; look for it!

  • Two things struck me when I first came to the US:

    1. Meat is cheaper than fresh vegetables

    2. People below the poverty line tend to be more obese than the rich folks

    I don’t think the obesity epidemic is a simple issue about people making poor dietary choices or being lazy.

  • Really sad. The information is out there. The internet is available. But excuses run rampant and people surround themselves with likeminded individuals.

  • Pretty shocking but not that surprising. It's so hard to eat well given the way companies cram in the calories. Had lunch at Red Robin the other day and looked up the count: 1 meal, 1,500 calories. How does anyone stay thin?

  • It certainly is a sad state of affairs when the dollar menu is littered with cheeseburgers and no salads, or the cheaper drinks/snacks at a convenience store are those loaded in sugar. Pile on the marketing tactics and labels with half truths, it doesn't make it any easier. Yes, it is about personal

    It certainly is a sad state of affairs when the dollar menu is littered with cheeseburgers and no salads, or the cheaper drinks/snacks at a convenience store are those loaded in sugar. Pile on the marketing tactics and labels with half truths, it doesn't make it any easier. Yes, it is about personal choice and surrounding yourself with positive influence and supporters but the market needs to help.

    To the guy calling out red/blue States... Can we not have one social channel that isn't hateful and divisive? Your comment is empty! Especially when you see that "no state showed significant statistical improvement in their obesity rates from a year earlier." and much of this was reported in minorities (according to the story). Could you not control yourself for a moment and keep the politics out of just one conversation!?

  • Fat Anerica ....We need more organics, and diet control. What ever extra you weigh, pay an obesity tax. Think I am crazy ???? I don't. Extra revenue. Mandatory 30 minutes of physical activity.