Obesity Statistics in the United States


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According to the CDC, nearly 40% of adults in the US are obese.  Since the 1970’s the obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children. Recent studies suggest that the obesity rates today are steady, but this continues to be a widespread health problem in America.  

Obesity is contributed to several serious growing health conditions in the United States including,heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. All of these are preventable through proper diet and exercise. The American Heart Association recommends that adults have 4-5 servings each of fruits and vegetables every day, eat more whole grains, use liquid vegetable oils, eat more chicken, fish and beans learn how to read food labels and participate in regular physical activity.

Adults should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day for five days a week in order to maintain a healthy weight. Physical activity can be anything from aerobic, walking, running, bike riding, participating in a sport or strength training or a combination of all of the above.

If you are concerned about your weight talk to your doctor before beginning a diet and exercise program.  


Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.

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Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com and her articles can also be found on ezinearticles.com. She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, is the Chief Marketing Officer for Talbert Nutrition LLC,  and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America’s Wellness Challenge. Follow her on .

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