More than a third of U.S. adults and 17 percent of kids and teens are obese.
For adults, body mass index (BMI) – a measure of weight relative to height – defines obesity. A BMI above 25 is considered overweight, and BMI over 29.5, which is equivalent to a 5-foot, 4-inch adult weighing 174 pounds, is considered obese. For children, BMI calculations also factor-in the weights of other kids in the same age group.
10 states with the highest obesity rates
West Virginia (34.4%)
South Carolina (31.4%)
10 states with the lowest obesity rates
New Mexico (23.5%)
New York (24%)
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
a) More physical activity
b) Cut out junk food, processed food, eating out, sodas and sugar rich food
c) Eat more grains, fruits and vegetables