PHIT America realizes the tremendous issues with obesity. There are many organizations focused on this disease. While obesity is not our primary focus, we emphasize that getting people more active and fit will dramatically reduce the number of Americans who are overweight or obese.
The CDC reports that as people's weight increases, reaching overweight and obese levels, the risks for the following conditions increase:
Source: The Aspen Institute Project Play
See below the state-by-state obesity rates as reported by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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While being overweight and obese is very visible, the bigger killer is physical inactivity. Check out this web page for more information. Click Here
And, in a separate study of more than 300,000 adults over a 12-year period, reported by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, twice as many people died of physical inactivity versus obesity.