By Rob Saint Laurent, MEd
Despite a nearly 70-billion dollar industry built around it, expanding waistlines in the US and their subsequent health problems (cardiovascular, joint-related, etc.) remain a growing concern.
According to data from the ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, roughly 33 percent of US adults aged 20 and up are overweight, 38 percent are obese and eight percent extremely obese; while the most susceptible ethnicities are Hispanic, non-Hispanic White and non-Hispanic black. 1