Category Archives: obesity

The Elephant in the Room

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been following the various debates over the nation’s budget and debt with much interest. We all have our preferred measures of dealing with said budgets and debts, but I came across something the … Continue reading

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What Do You Think It Takes?

Gallup recently reported that a majority of grownups in every state in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. In the five worst-off states — West Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa and North Dakota — more than two-thirds of adults are … Continue reading

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Get Fit in May!

Did you know that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? The American Council on Exercise is supporting National Physical Fitness and Sports Month with its ACE PALA+ Challenge, aiming to help individuals get started on a program to … Continue reading

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If You’re Going to Talk Nutrition, Know Your Stuff

According to Recreation Management’s 2011 State of the Industry Report, nearly a quarter (23.9 percent) of more than 2,000 respondents currently offer nutrition and diet counseling programs at their facilities. And with so many members and clients at these facilities … Continue reading

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Obesity Decreases — Slightly — in 2011

According to Gallup, which has tracked Americans’ weight status since 2008, slightly fewer American adults were obese in 2011 than in the previous two years, while the number reporting a normal weight grew. In 2011, 26.1 percent of American adults … Continue reading

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