I keep hearing conflicting reports. Some experts say obesity has plateaued. Some say obesity is declining in kids and teens. Yet the CDC just released stats that obesity now exists in every state of the U.S. In a self-reported study, results show among others:
• No state has less than 20% obesity
• 19 states show obesity at 30%-35%
• Arkansas, Mississippi and West Virginia, always the winners, are the fattest states
• Colorado once again has the least amount of obesity
Just being obese, while uncomfortable and for most people shaming, isn’t a disease in itself. Or is it? There’s a debate going on about that as well. But for a great many people, obesity leads to medical conditions like diabetes, joint problems, sleep apnea, heart attack and more.
If you are trying to lose weight, get in shape or looking to protect your heart, here are a few resources that may help.