MDJunction - People Helping People

Why wear a ribbon?

  "Headaches and to support the Permanently Disabled." (ormortman)

MDJunction to me

Nightstars"Before I met MDJ earlier this year,I was severely isolated, avoiding direct contact with the world.
Now because of being able to contact anonymously, ask questions and get answers, and contribute to helping others,I am becoming part of the world again. I'm a member of several support groups.It helps me get a picture of how to become the whole person I want to be.
" (Nightstars)

MDJunction testimonials
JennRI About the people I take care of around me, and also about myself.

Obesity Getting Bigger In U.S.

Aug 05 2010

It is well known that the U.S. has a pretty big obesity problem, but the increases in the problemover time, and even in the last year, are pretty shocking. According to a recent report called “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010,” adult obesity has increased in 28 states in the last year. Mississippi ranked #1, where 33.8% of adults are obese. Colorado (19.1%) is the only state where less than 20% of the population is obese, which is pretty telling of how drastically this problem is growing when you consider that in 1991, not one state had an obesity level over 20%.

Here are a few other highlights of the report:

The number of states where obesity rates exceed 30% has doubled in the past year, from four to eight -- Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia. 10 of the 11 states with the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) are in the South. The number of adults who report they do not engage in any physical activity rose in 12 states in the past year. More than 12 million children and adolescents are obese. The percentage of kids engaging in vigorous physical activity daily ranges from a low of 17.6% in Utah to a high of 38.5% in North Carolina.

You can find the full list of rankings and other interesting findings from the report on WebMD.

Previous diary posts by JennRI:
Comments (1)Add Comment
written by Pixie1960, August 06, 2010
Hi Jenn,

Thanks for sharing the information. We do appreciate it!


Leave a comment
You must be signed in to leave a comment. Please signup if you do not have an account yet.

Members who read this post also read:

Disclaimer: The information provided in MDJunction is not a replacement for medical diagnosis, treatment, or professional medical advice.
In case of EMERGENCY call 911 or 1.800.273.TALK (8255) to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Read more.
Contact Us | About Us
Copyright (c) 2006-2014 All Rights Reserved