The 2018 State of Obesity report was released in September. The American Heart Association’s CEO Nancy Brown released this statement based on the report: “This year’s State of Obesity report presents a stark illustration of the toll the obesity epidemic continues to take on our nation. A record number of states-seven-report adult obesity rates of at least 35 percent.
It’s no coincidence that May is both American Stroke Month and National Blood Pressure Month. They are inextricably related and calling attention to one calls attention to both. And we need to call attention to both high blood pressure and stroke.
Sedentary behavior has jumped up in the ranks, but not in a good way. It is now thought to be the second leading risk factor for mortality behind smoking. It is estimated that prolonged sitting is responsible for 430,000 deaths in 54 countries around the world. In addition to mortality, prolonged sitting, lying down (not
Monday, September 5th we celebrate Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer. Since it will continue to be hot as molten lava for another few months here in South Florida, that label is purely symbolic. But summer break is now over and most schools are back in session. As we celebrate the “end” of