Americans unhealthy and getting unhealthier every year now

Americans unhealthy and getting unhealthier every year now

Guess who is most closely following the Standard American Diet (SAD) now?  The other sick nations; Mexico, Australia, the UK and New Zealand.

How is America doing right now according to the latest survey?

  • 66% of U.S. adults drink alcohol
  • 5% are heavy drinkers
  • 62% of U.S. adults are overweight or obese
  • Just 3 in 10 are now a healthy weight
  • Less than 50% met aerobic activity goals
  • 33% never engage in aerobic leisure-time physical activities
  • 74% never engage in muscle-strengthening activities

Study by Charlotte A. Schoenborn, MPH, et al “Health behaviors of adults: United States, 2008-2010” as published in the CDC’s Vital Health Statistics 2013; 10(257) (data from the 2008-2010 National Health Interview Survey of more than 77,000 people) as reported by MedPage Today on May 24, 2013.

Posted: Wednesday 24 July 2013

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