Obesity Epidemic

1 in 20 Americans suffer from Obesity

Don't be a Statistic!

More than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese. More than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity. Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be overweight or obese.


These numbers have to stop. Too many people are suffering mentally and physically from obesity. It destroys as many lives every year as it takes away. We need to start promoting a healthier lifestyle for adults but more for children. 1 in 6 adolescents are overweight and obese.

Ways Overweight and Obesity Can Be Prevented:

1. Following a healthy eating plan and making healthy food choices is the key to staying away from becoming overweight as well as obese.

2. Focus on your portion sizing. Getting rid of the foods you love might not be the problem, but the amount of your favorite food could be.

3. Keep track of your weight, body mass index, and waste circumference.