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Fixing Kentucky’s Obesity Problem – “FOOD” Stamps! REALLY?

Americans love fast food. (We spent $165 billion on it in 2010.) But we don’t all love it equally. Like the obesity rate, fast-food consumption varies widely by region. Residents of some states disproportionately choose fast food over other options when they go out to eat, with consequences for the state’s collective health. Using government data on the percentage of restaurants in each state that serve fast food and the percentage of dining-out dollars the average resident spends in them each year, Health.com identified the 10 states where fast-food consumption is most prevalent. Kentucky is in the top five! Colonel…


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Exercising Smart Not Hard- The Pulse of Getting in Better Shape!

I will be the first to tell you I did not become a professional athlete at a very young age because of my G.P.A. (even though it was 3.8) but from something I discovered outside the walls of institutional education; you class room elites just have to grin and bare this one. I became great at my craft not for my ability to pronounce a Latin word like Latissimus Dorsi, but for my keen sense of exercising smart; I incorporated some common sense into it all. I want to share with you the smartest thing I have ever done over…


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Diabetes and Obesity Prevention – Denial to Desire!

A few days ago I shared with you how Kentucky and Louisville ranked in obesity and it wasn’t pretty. Now I want to follow that up with what I have experienced over my twenty five year career of one reason why the numbers are what they are here! I don’t argue with people, especially if they are potential clients of mine. However, a lady yesterday tested my resolve. Susan stepped into my office, for what reason I’m not sure, but I learned very quickly that she was delirious with denial. A good one hundred pounds overweight and a family history full of diabetes,…


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Overweight and Out-of-Shape: NOT Louisville’s Finest Hour!

Kentucky Upset about their weight! Upsetting to many- REALLY? Some how I’m not convinced enough people are upset, or I should say, upset enough. It always amazes me if people want something bad enough the excuses fly out the window real fast! “Many experts believe poverty and obesity are linked. Kentucky ranks fifth in poverty…. Poverty, poor people can walk, can’t they? Rich or poor is no excuse for laziness, it’s just that simple! We all have hang ups in losing weight TRUTH OR CONSEQUNCES?, but when you get to the core issue it comes down to laziness and self…