Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tracking U.S. Obesity Rates

A friend sent me this fascinating and very disturbing map today. It tracks obesity rates in the U.S. by state from 1985 to 2004. You just sit and watch the colors change over the years. It really shows how we are just getting fatter and fatter.

Check it out! http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/fit.nation/obesity.map/

If we don’t all do our part now, obesity will be the leading cause of preventable death soon, surpassing cigarettes. I actually read a study the other day that said in the year 2015, three out of four adults in the U.S. will be overweight. Come on people! Pay attention to what you put into your mouth and be sure to regularly exercise.

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