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Eat Less And Exercise More!

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Every week or so, it seems, a new study comes out telling us how fat we Americans are.

Who needs a study?

Just look around, perhaps even in the mirror.

For the record, though, there’s the finding that “the number of extremely obese Americans – those who are at least 100 pounds overweight – has quadrupled since the 1980s to about 1 in every 50 adults.”

Especially worrisome is the fact childhood obesity rates in the U.S. are double what they were 20 years ago.

Most recently, is the finding that overeating patterns begin in infancy. Not surprisingly, many parents feed their toddlers “too much fat, sugar and salt, and too few fruits and vegetables.”

We could cite more.

Our editorial purpose is not to deride those who struggle relentlessly with the battle of the bulge, but to add our voice to those who are concerned about the ultimate costs, both to individuals and society, because of the obesity epidemic. Indeed, a myriad of health problems – including heart disease, stroke and diabetes - await those who don’t rein in their eating habits.

In todays seductively sedentary, pumped up portion world, the most effective solution remains the most simplistic remedy of all: eat less and exercise more. Difficult as it may be, KSL believes it’s what all of us must strive more conscientiously to do.

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