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Personal fitness trainer challenges NC workplaces

August 30, 2010
by Reporter
The Associated Press

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - 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.

You can spend all day blaming and complaining, or you could do something about it.

 

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