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Showing N.C. workers how to incorporate fitness

August 22, 2010
by MARY CORNATZER
Raleigh News and Observer

 

We're fat and lazy in North Carolina - at least that's what two new studies claim.

The Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently ranked the state 10th in the nation in obesity, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just reported that one in four North Carolinians had not exercised in the past month. That translates into a ranking of fourth in the nation for inactivity.

Blame the heat, blame air conditioning, blame our move away from agriculture and factory work to cushy sit-on-our-butts office jobs. Blame the office bakers and Southern cooking.

 

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