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Obesity rate is growing

Oklahoma’s obesity rate is a on the rise! In a recent report released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated Oklahoma is one of the six states with an adult obesity prevalence of 30% or more.

According to the report, “U.S. adults “who are obese, increased to 26.1 % in 2008 compared to 25.6% in 2007.

Janice Hermann, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist said, “Obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.”

“This study shows the obesity problem is getting worse and if these trends continue it’s likely the costs of healthcare and obesity related diseases will increase,” she also said. “It’s important we educate Oklahomans about living healthy lifestyles so we can become a healthier society.”

Hermann is also quoted as said, “The MyPyramid’s website will also provide dietary recommendations to help with weight loss. In addition to good nutrition, physical activity is important. Develop an eating plan for lifelong health. It’s important to stay with the basics of healthy eating and physical activity for a healthy lifestyle.”

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, “30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity” on most if not all days of the week is essential to one’s health. To “put a stop to weight gain” it recommends “60 minutes and 60-90 minutes “each day to lose weight or maintain weight loss.

The USDA’s MyPyramid and Dietary Guidelines supply dietary and physical activity recommendations for health as well as weight loss.

by S. C.
25 july 2011, World News > America