The number of obese adults continue to increase. In United States alone, more than one-third of adults or around thirty-five percent are obese according to report of Center for Disease and Prevention Control.
Obesity affects regardless of race and skin color. Non-Hispanics have the obesity rate of around 49.5 percent while Mexican American has 40.4 percent. Meanwhile, Hispanics have obesity rate for adults around 39.1 percent and non-Hispanic whites have 34.3 percent.
Among all the states, Mississippi has the highest prevalence rate of obesity with 34.9 percent followed by twelve states that have prevalence rate of 30 percent. Some of these states are Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, West Virginia, and South Carolina
Aside from the stats of obesity adults, what can be alarming are the increased risks of medical conditions like stroke, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), obesity had already reached epidemic proportions. It is not only Americans that is plague by obesity and obesity related diseases. Other nations also suffer from obesity issues.
Based on the WHO reports, at least 2.8 million people are dying around the globe, each year due to being overweight or obese.
With the alarming rate of obesity and obesity related medical conditions, Weight loss forums are popular in the internet. One of popular weight forum is Weightism. This forum was launched in December of 2009 to help people discuss about obesity and obesity related problems.
The site www.weightism.org is a free and open forum that guides people the healthy way to lose weight. Losing weight is not really easy, but with a forum based support group like weightism, losing weight is much easier. Each member is free to give healthy tips to other members especially if it helps them fight obesity.
There are hundreds of tips in the Weightism forum that will surely help and inspire other people lose their extra weight. The articles written by members undergoing weight loss can surely motivate everyone to do their best to lose weight too. With Weightism, you can start your weight loss easier since there are other members that share their thoughts and real stories.
Aside from discussing weight issues, www.weightism.org is also against weight bullying, so everyone is free to voice out their sentiments about obesity. Sharing how you overcome obesity is also welcome in the site, since it may inspire other obese adults to live a healthier life.