A new report has stated that the obesity epidemic in America has gotten worse in the last year, increasing in 37 states with no decreases in any. The report is titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 2008.” You can find a download of the report at RWJF.
The five fattest states and their obesity rates are:
- Mississippi (31.7 percent)
- West Virginia (30.6 percent)
- Alabama (30.1 percent)
- Louisiana (29.5 percent)
- South Carolina (29.2 percent)
The five slimmest states are:
- Colorado (18.4 percent)
- Hawaii (20.7 percent)
- Connecticut (20.8 percent)
- Massachusetts (20.9 percent)
- Vermont (21.1 percent)
Personally, I think every home should have a Wii, and everyone should get playing Wii Sports games (in particular Baseball, Tennis and Boxing) while on their feet, putting extra effort into it and getting on your feet while playing a great game with your family. The next step is grabbing Wii Fit, and keeping track of what you’re doing. You’ll soon find yourself eating healthier and incorporating more work out routines.
Wii, from Nintendo, is a gateway to a healthier life.