Here’s another good reason to focus on having a healthy diet and staying motivated.
It seems like the rest of the country has done the same thing that I’ve done… gained weight from sitting behind a computer so much!
The latest national statistics on obesity just released from the Center of Disease Control show America is growing more obese. All but one state has a 20% or more obese population and 9 of the states have a population that is more than 30% obese.
This map of how America has grown more obese each year since 1985 is a frightening trend. In just 25 years, we’ve really put on the pounds. Can anyone say a pound a year? Or two pounds a year?
What does it mean to be obese? How fat is considered obesity? It is defined by having a BMI Body Mass Index of more than 30 points. Normal is defined as 20 to 25. Anyone who is 25 to 30 is just overweight.
Here is a handy obesity chart to see where you fair.
Some of the Medical Complications associated with obesity are diseases like
- sleep apnea and snoring
- heart disease
I find this motivating from a fear standpoint.