Friday, January 22, 2010

Alabamians Gear Up For Fourth Statewide Weight-loss Campaign

“Over the last four years, Alabamians have almost lost 500,000 pounds, but according to health experts, that's just a drop in the bucket when considering the state's problem with obesity. Organizations all across the state are waging war against this trend in a contest called Scale Back Alabama. The 10-week, weight-loss competition is in its fourth year of encouraging the state's adults to exercise more and eat less. ‘We began this contest with Alabama's hospitals four years ago,’ said Dr. Donald Williamson, state health officer. ‘And while it's a fairly major undertaking, there's no time to let up. A recent update from the CDC provided information on obesity rates by region, and we have some areas of the state with 36 to 48 percent of adults listed as obese, meaning their body...

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