Educating America About The Dangers of Obesity

Tock, Ed
August 2006
Fitness Business Pro;Aug2006, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p28
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the implications of educating people about the dangers of obesity while helping the U.S. fitness industry. The incidence of obesity have been increasing, especially in more affluent countries such as the U.S. The costs of addressing problems of obesity are thought to be both health-related and economic. The World Health Organization urged the adult population to engage at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity because it is essential in preventing obesity.


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