US OBESITY RATE: 1 In 3 Adults, 1 In 6 Children

The Washington state ferry system no longer can legally hold 2000 passengers. Its new occupancy rate is 1750.  When the regulations were first established 20 years ago, the average American weighed 160 lbs, but now that average has escalated to 185 lbs, thus resulting in the change of the number of people permitted on board.

The CDC issued the following stats based on 2009-2010 findings:

1 in 3 American adults is obese

and 1 in 6 American children is obese

These truths are disturbing. And this is just stats on obesity (BMI >30), not including those who are overweight (BMI is between 25 and 29.9).  Obesity leads to heart disease, diabetes, and many other chronic illnesses, and obese children often continue down the path to becoming obese adults.

Your best bet to not being that 1 in 3, or having your child be that 1 in 6 is to eat a diet that is based on eating significant amounts of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low- or nonfat dairy and lean protein, and low in sodium. Also, incorporate cardiovascular exercise and weight training into your daily routine to achieve maximum results. You will not only look better, but you will feel better for sure!

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