Americans’ Health

Americans' Health

Americans’ Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on the trends in Americans’ overall health in 2011. 

 The good news: 

  • Fewer Americans are smoking.  This is due to a combination of factors: health campaigns, less acceptance of smoking, fewer places allowing smoking, and cost. 
  • Forty-eight percent of adults met the federal guidelines for aerobic exercise.
  • Adults who drink five or more alcoholic drinks a day has dropped to 22%.

The bad news: 

  • More than 20% of adults age 65 and older have diabetes.
  • Self-reported obesity has increased from 19% in 1997 to 28.7% in 2011. 
  • Over 6% of the population failed to obtain medical care during the year due to cost. 

 For more details, read the full report.

About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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