It's time again to Activate Upstate

January 12, 2009
by Editorial Board
The Greenville News

A new emphasis on employer participation in the YMCA's yearlong Activate Upstate campaign is a good way to increase involvement so more Upstate residents can benefit from better health. There's certainly no denying we need it.

According to the Trust for America's Health, about two-thirds of South Carolinians are overweight, with 28 percent considered obese. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released data showing South Carolina has the second-highest rate of diabetes in the nation. Researchers blame the ranking on a sedentary lifestyle and our penchant for fried and fatty foods.

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