Obesity in the USA has inched up slightly over the past decade,
mainly because of weight gain among men and boys, new government statistics show.
The average body mass index (BMI) of men rose to 28.7 in 2010 up from 27.7 in 2000.
For women the average BMI remained unchanged at about 28.5.
The percentage of obese men increased to 35.5% in 2010,
up from 27.5% in 2000. About 35.8% of women were obese
in 2010, not a significant change from 2000. Adults are
considered obese if they are roughly 30 or more pounds
over a healthy weight.
About 16.9% of children and adolescents, ages 2 to 19,
were obese in 2010, up 13.9% from 2000. This was mostly
because of an increase in the percentage of boys who are obese.
Even though the bulge has "leveled off" isn't this crazy?
The weight loss industry is huge. The funny thing is the whole
key to staying fit is to eat less of the wrong foods and more
of the right foods. And then, workout everyday!