The Media Reveals The Truth About Obesity In America

Recent News Articles Discuss Obesity In America

The Centers For Disease Control Report: The State of Obesity 2020: Better Policies For A Healthier America cites adult obesity at 42.4 percent, the highest ever, and the first time the 40 percent mark has been exceeded.

In 2015-2016 the U.S. prevalence of obesity was 39.8 percent, affecting 93.8 million American adults.  Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

USNEWS.COM 2/10/21Obesity Helps Drive Half of New Diabetes Cases Among Americans, By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter

PUBLICHEALTH.ORG 2/27/21 – Obesity In America 

CBS NEWS 5/3/13  – CDC 80 Percent Of American Adults Don’t Get Recommended Exercise, By Ryan Jaslow

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.COM 10/21/12Top Five Ways American Culture is Making You Fat, By Azadeh Aalai, Ph.D

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES, DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY HEALTH 7/25/17 – Overweight & Obesity Statistics: The prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States

NYPOST.COM 9/20/2016 –This Is Why You’re Fat, America, By Reed Tucker

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.COM 8/14/16 – Cancer’s Hidden Helper: Your Fat, By Matthew Tontonoz

CONSUMER HEALTHDAY.COM 12/31/19 – Why Is There An Obesity Epidemic?, By Chris Woolston, HealthDay Reporter

FORTUNE.COM 6/28/18 – A Shocking Percentage of Americans Don’t Exercise Enough, CDC Says, By Sarah Gray

NEWSWEEK.COM 1/11/18 – America Is So Out Of Shape And Fat, It’s Putting U.S. Army Soldiers In Danger, By John Haltiwanger

MILITARY TIMES.COM 10/3/18 –  A Staggering Number Of Troops Are Fat And Tired, Report Says, By J.D. Simkins

THE ATLANTIC.COM 3/23/16 –  Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ : Depressing Statistics From A New Study, By Julie Beck

BOSTON GLOBE.COM 4/14/13 – Exercise Goals Are Increasing, But Most Americans Do Not Work Out Enough, By Robert Weisman

NBC NEWS.COM 10/16/13 –  The ‘Real’Shape Of The American Man: Dudes, You’re Porky!, By Bill Briggs

ARMYTIMES.COM 10/10/18 – America’s Obesity Is Threatening National Security, According To This Study, By Meghann Myers

THE WASHINGTON POST 12/1/16 – Nearly Half Of America’s Overweight People Don’t’Realize They’re Overweight, By Christopher Ingraham

STATE OF OBESITY.ORG (ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FDN) September 2020 –  Physical Inactivity in the United States

CNN HEALTH 4/10/17Why Are Fewer Americans Trying To Lose Weight?, By Jacqueline Howard CNN

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.COM 8/24/04 Vol. 206, Issue 2 – Why Are We So Fat?, By Cathy Newman

CBS NEWS.COM/Healthday 11/21/18Most Americans Spend Too Much Time Sitting, Study Finds, By Steven Reinberg

Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City..  For her complete bio, visit the About Page.


Super Fit When You’re Super-Old

Johanna Quaas, 86 Year-Old Gymnast competes at Cottbus World Cup in Germany.

Gymnast Johanna Quaas has been active her entire life. She started competing at the age of 57, and has won 11 medals in senior gymnastics competitions.  There’s no secret here.  It’s just committment, dedication, and hard work.

Thankfully, Johanna Quaas defies the stereotype of what it’s like to be an 80 year-old woman.  She’s what’s possible if we stay active.

It’s safe to say that when asked, most people would like to  be in good shape as they age.  In June 2012, the Centers for Disease Control reported that more Americans are exercising, while obesity is rising.

Obesity interferes with normal range of motion, making exercise difficult. It also places more strain on the heart and lungs, causing them to work harder, than someone of normal weight.

Everyone should be concerned about aging.  Getting old doesn’t mean you’ll be on automatic deterioration mode. On the other hand, if you want to be dependent, frail, chronically ill, and medicated, when you get old, all you have to do is neglect your health.

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The Robot Suitcase: No Muscle Needed

The Robot Suitcase Takes The Work Out of Traveling

The latest invention to take the work out of traveling, is the robot suitcase.  Named, “The Hop”, it requires no carrying, and uses a bluetooth signal on your smart phone to move alongside you.

The Hop suitcase is another modern convenience that takes the muscle out of daily living.  Electric knives, can openers, popcorn makers, peelers, and all sorts of kitchen gadgets require little effort.  Just plug it in and go. Continue reading “The Robot Suitcase: No Muscle Needed”

Study: By 2030 Most Americans Fatter and Sicker

A recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Trust For America’s Health reveals an upward trend in obesity in the United States.

By 2030, thirteen states could have an adult obesity rate above 60 percent, and 39 states could have obesity rates above 50 percent.

Obesity related diseases will increase, along with health care costs, as obesity rates climb.  The report, F As In Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012, shows two futures for America’s health.  A grim outlook based on current statistics, and a brighter future if measures are taken to reduce the alarming rate of obesity.

More on the subject from Reuters Health News, The Facts Behind America’s Obesity Epidemic, and Fat and Getting Fatter: U.S. Obesity Rates To Soar By 2030.

While obesity is a national problem, rates are highest in the south and midwest.  By today’s forecast, the state of Mississippi will lead the nation in obesity rates, since it is now the fattest state in the country.

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The United States Of Obesity Map

The United States of Obesity: Fattest States Ranking 2011.  This chart will give you a quick look at obesity in America.  In 2012, things haven’t changed much. America is till fat: August 14, 2012 Huffington Post news article based on recent data from the Centers For Disease Control.

The links will take you to copyrighted articles from ChartsBin, and The Huffington Post.

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