Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

In Health and Safety, Wii by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

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.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

I am the Director of Multimedia at ProTrainings, as well as the primary blogger here. I take care of the video editing, graphic design and corporate branding that you see on every video and every page on this site, as well as at ProCPR®, ProFirstAid®, ProBloodborne, StudentCPR, etc. My work is literally everywhere that ProTrainings goes. I also handle our Twitter accounts, so be sure to follow us there, if you use twitter! You can be sure that I’m not just an average joe writing this blog, but one of the founders of the company.

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