OBESITY EPIDEMIC


OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Hi:

OBESITY has assumed epidemic proportions and as a result we keep multiplying various serious health problems and at the same time skyrocketing medical expenses. Let me give here a few relevant quotations:

 Every day the fat woman dies a series of small deaths. SHELLY BOVEY

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating  BOB FILNER

 

More than ever, we as parents and a nation must do something about the growth of obesity in our children. We must do more than just talk, we must be concerned enough to act. LEE HANEY

Obesity among young Americans is a serious problem that can have serious ramifications in the long run. VIGINA FOXX

 

OBESITY NOW CONTRIBUTES TO THE DEATH OF MORE THAN 360000 AMERICANS A YEAR. THE INCIDENCE OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY IS NOW AT EPIDEMIC LEVELS. ALARM BELLS ARE GOING OFF ALL OVER THE PLACE. BUT OUR GOVERNMENT HAS DONE VIRTUALLY NOTHING.

TOM HARKIN

 

Weight is normally measured by BMI (BODY MASS INDEX) If your weight is up to 24 you are O K. Beyond that up to 30 is over weight and when someone crosses that Danger zone it is OBESITY.

 

FORMULA FOR CALCULATIN B M I

Weight in pounds/ (height in inches x height in inches) x 703 = B M I

 

Here is the list of 12 STATES of the UNION where the average population is OBESE:

ALABAMA 32.2

ARKANSAS 30-1

KENTUCKY 31.3

LOUSIANA 31.0

MISSISSIPPI 34.0

MISOURI 30.5

OKLAHOMA 30.4

SOUTH CAROLINA 31.5

TENNESSEE 30.8

TEXAS 31.0

WEST VIRGINIA 32.5

 

Here are another four STATES where the clock is ticking for OBESITY but they are

already HEAVILY OVER WEIGHT:

GEORGIA 29.6

INDIANA 29.6

KANSAS 29.4

OHIO 29.2

CATEGORY: GENERAL

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