Arizona is way over the limit – almost 2/3rds of us are overweight or obese. A report released last week shows that the cost to all of us is $190 billion every year. There’s a great opportunity happening right now with a national push to fight the obesity problem.
The CDC, along with HBO, The Institutes of Medicine and several private partners created a series of documentaries, called Weight of the Nation, to highlight the situation and spark action from all of us. You can see parts 3 and 4 tonight at 8 p.m. on HBO or you can watch them all online.
I’ve told you about one of our staff, Matt Gainey, who made tremendous strides to change his health. Matt is just one of many success stories in Arizona. We’ve created a website that collects stories like Matt’s as well as success stories from communities across the state. Let us know what you’ve done to make a difference in your community – together we can put the brakes on the growth of obesity and work for people to have health at every size.
“Update: We were incorrect in the earlier posting about free access to HBO. In fact, if you are not an HBO subscriber, you can watch the documentary online for free here: http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/”