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Annual Report Finds Obesity Rates Remain the Same

According to the 24th America’s Health Rankings for the year 2013, Americans have made significant improvements in obesity and inactivity rates, The Washington Post reports. The study, conducted by the United Health Foundation found that Hawaii has become the United States’ healthiest state, out-seating Vermont. Additionally, “nationwide, physical inactivity dropped from 26.2 percent to 22.9 percent among adults and obesity barely changed from 27.6 percent to 27.8 percent in 2013.” Experts state that the data is promising and that they are hopeful “the leveling off of obesity is a sign of further improvement to come.”

Read it in The Washington Post.

Read the America’s Health Rankings report.