One in every four adults in Florida is obese. That’s according to a new report put together by the Trust for America’s health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which found that the overall adult obesity rate in the state is 25.2 percent
The childhood obesity rate, according to a new government report, is down in 18-states nationwide—with Florida as one of the state’s showing the largest decline.
If you’re like millions of Americans, checking out Facebook may be second nature to you. But, it turns out that using Facebook may be tied to the ever growing battle of the bulge for Americans.
There’s a new tool to help dieters stay on track, which is especially helpful now in the midst of the holidays.
It used to be Saturday morning cartoons touting sugary cereals and candy that parents had to worry about. Now, in our mobile world there’s a new concern.
The problem of childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate. An estimated 12 and half million children and teens in the United States are obese. That’s putting kids at risk for diseases that only adults used to get.
It’s no state secret that Americans have been in a battle with the bulge for several years. But a group campaigning against obesity said Tuesday Americans are losing the battle and things are going to get much worse.
For the second time since June, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new prescription diet drug.
There is a statewide initiative to help fight against childhood obesity. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida foundation has given out grants to six communities including Opa-Locka and Hialeah. There are community action plans in place to prevent and reverse childhood obesity.
Being overweight is tough enough as an adult, but for children it can lead to bullying, low self-esteem and other problems. One 12-year-old decided he was tired of being picked on, upset about his weight and appearance; so he decided to change his life.