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F as in Fat 2012 – Where does Indiana Rank?

by Anne S. on Thursday, October 11, 2012

With all the discussion on the federal, state and local level about obesity, I wanted to share the recently published F as in Fat Report 2012, by the Trust for America’s Health.  Check it out to find out where Indiana ranks on the obesity scale, and then think about what YOU can do to encourage healthier living among your family and friends.

As the report analysis shows we could prevent obesity-related diseases and dramatically reduce health care costs if the entire state reduced our average body mass index of all Hoosiers by just 5 percent by 2030. For a six-foot-tall person weighing 200 pounds, a 5 percent reduction in BMI would be the equivalent of losing roughly 10 pounds.  We can do this! Also, make sure your legislators have seen this report by taking action on our latest alert here.

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