Obesity is defined as having an excessive
amount of body fat. Obesity is more than just a cosmetic concern,
though. It increases your risk of diseases and health problems such as
diabetes and high blood pressure.
American society has become 'obesogenic,'
characterized by environments that promote increased food intake,
nonhealthful foods, and physical inactivity. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/
"Obesity caused 400,000 U.S. deaths -- more than 16 percent of all
deaths. Obesity and inactivity contribute to the risks for some of the top killers: heart disease, cancer, stroke and
The Obesity Action
Coalition (OAC), The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) found encouragement in the
outcome of today’s advisory committee hearing, favoring approval for
the first new obesity treatment in more than 10 years. http://www.obesity.org/
MOVING & GET BACK ON YOUR BIKE