America's 5 fattest (and getting fatter) states

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 |

"The Obesity epidemic in America has gotten worse in the last year, despite the many public service campaigns promoting physical activity and warning about the health risks posed by being overweight, according to a new study.

According to an annual report released this week by nonprofit Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, over the past year adult obesity rates increased in 37 states, while there were no decreases in any states.

The survey, F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 2008, showed that there's a growing obesity epidemic in the U.S. They found that today more than 20 percent of adults are obese in every state except Colorado, where the number is 18.4 percent. More than 25 percent of adults are obese in 28 states, up from 19 states last year. In 1991 no state had an obesity rate above 20 percent.

The five fattest states and their obesity rates are:
Mississippi (31.7 percent)
West Virginia (30.6 percent)
Alabama (30.1 percent)
Louisiana (29.5 percent)
South Carolina (29.2 percent)

The five slimmest states and their obesity rates are:
Colorado (18.4 percent)
Hawaii (20.7 percent)
Connecticut (20.8 percent)
Massachusetts (20.9 percent)
Vermont (21.1 percent)

Perhaps as a consequence of America's widening waistlines, another disturbing trend emerged: an increase was found in the percentage of adults with Type-2 diabetes, a weight-related disease. The survey found higher incidence of diabetes in 26 states. Diabetes has been linked to a variety of health problems including coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer and pregnancy complications, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health."

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Isn't it worrying to see that how many people in America is putting on weight? and the number is increasing despite all the effort put in to educate the public about obesity and healthy eating.

Not only obesity in adults are increasing, obesity on children are also increasing, this is BAD news as children are our future. Without good and healthy children, what future are we looking at ?

Beside being obese, weight related disease such as type-2 diabetes is on the rise as well. Obesity has degraded the quality of life with disease.

The above news was reported in America, what about other country ? Are there more obese people outside of America?

Therefore don't make yourself part of the statistic and start doing something if you have problem with weight lost.

Dealing with weight gain is easy, all you need to know is what's the root causes of weight gain and act upon it.

If you have not figure out yet, most weight gain are related to diet. Improper dietary system will cause your body to product unwanted fat and hence gain weight. Therefore by understand how our body deal with the food we eat, it is easy to deal with weight gain.

However there is a believe that taking less fat and less carbohydrate food will help reduce weight and start to slim down. This is not totally true. Doing so may not guarantee permanent weight lost. Therefore a more comprehensive understanding on the type of diet to have is importance.

A good weight lost diet will not only help you reduce weight, it also encourage eating certain amount of the "NO" food in most weight lost diet, such as FATs. Why ? simply because the body require certain amount of good FAT and cabs to work. Too less will cause problem and too much will cause weight gain.

A good weight lost diet will also make food much more interesting by introduce various verity of food combination. You will not require to suffer with bad food combination just to lose weight.

A good weight lost diet program should not cost you a fortune.

and most wanted of all.

A good weight lost diet must give permanent slimming result.

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