HBO: The Weight of the Nation

Check out this great documentary by HBO. Very interesting and eye-opening! Not only do they have the full documentary for viewing (free, too!) but the website is packed full of helpful information and tips!

Link: www.theweightofthenation.hbo.com


Few interesting facts on the website: 

“79 million Americans are pre diabetic”
“In the United States in 2010, over 63% of people are overweight or obese.”
“Half of obese teenage girls become extremely obese by their early 30s.”
“One in four adults gets no leisure-time moderate or vigorous physical activity at all.”
“Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of sugar in the diets of children and adolescents.”
“20 minutes of jogging burns of one chocolate chip cookie.”
“One study showed that obese people are 83% more likely to develop kidney disease compared to normal-weight people.”
“90% of parents with obese children do not seek medical help.”
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