America's Obesity Epidemic

August 1, 2011
by Ben Radding
Men's Fitness

We regularly publish success stories about guys who overcome the odds—disease, circumstance, etc.—and lose weight to get in the best shape of their lives. We hope these guys motivate you to do it, too. But, as a country, we still have plenty of room for improvement. In fact, America isn’t losing any poundage — it’s gaining weight.

According to a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), twelve U.S. states now have an obesity rate of over 30 percent, whereas four years ago, only one state had a rate above 30 percent.


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