Obesity continues to grow – no pun intended

An interesting article appeared today; you can read it at cnn.com.  In the article 31 states had an increase in the rate of obesity.

The worst state is Mississippi with an obesity rate of 29.5 percent.  That means that almost one third of adults are not just overweight – they are obese.

Even worse, obesity rates tend to by higher where poverty is the greatest.  Obviously this is a serious problem.  Personally, I don’t believe governments can solve this problem.

What you eat is up to you.  Whether or not you exercise is up to you.  Only you can influence your weight.  This obesity epidemic can only be stopped if each of us take responsibility for ourselves.  Let’s hope we do, before it’s too late.

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