Obesity weights down the US economy

Jul 13, 2010 Blues-funded FIT project helps Grand Rapids schools continue fight against childhood obesity. We partnered with Michigan State University\’s College of Human Medicine to launch the FIT childhood obesity prevention program to reverse this unhealthy trend among our youth. The collaborative initiative with Grand Rapids Public Schools and area groups aims to change…

A Detailed Look at Obesity in America

Excerpt from the original article Obesity is a raging epidemic in America these days. Two out of every three adults are either obese or overweight. This is highly hazardous because carrying those excess pounds increases the risks of developing several diseases such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, liver disease, asthma, high cholesterol, and urinary incontinence,…

The Obesity Issue and Its Link to Diabetes

Excerpt from the original article How obesity threatens America\’s future. A report by Trust for American\’s Health has been released annually since 2006 and has been an important measuring stick for the nation\’s battle with obesity. While the full contents of the report could take multiple posts to truly analyze, I chose instead to do…

Why Americans are Fat

Excerpt from the original article Though it does seem more and more people are attempting weight loss, obesity rates are still sky high. It is estimated that a quarter of all Americans are overweight. Here\’s an infographic with some of the statistics behind the United States\’ weight problems…. Source : http://www.weightloss.org/why-are-americans-are-fat/