Round-up: Obesity

July 29th, 2010, by

Recent reports about the rising rate of obesity are alarming.

More adults are using canes and grab bars at younger ages to cope with obesity. New research shows that the impact of childhood obesity reaches into adulthood and affects a person’s social and economic outcomes.

And even weight-gain during pregnancy is not off-limits.

Citing an obesity “epidemic” among pregnant women, the UK’s national health organization has issued guidelines that encourage continued physical activity and discourage “eating for two.”

So we thought we’d give you a round-up of previous content that offers information for tackling this difficult issue.

Be sure to check it out and let us know what you do (or plan to do) to stay healthy.

Medical and Diet Expert Ian Smith
“People have to want it for themselves. You can’t want for people to be healthy and they automatically become healthy. They themselves have to say, ‘This is … the change, the lifestyle I want.’ If they don’t want it, you can’t make them take it.”
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