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Americans May be Turning Into Giants

According to new U.S. Census Bureau data, Americans spend an average of about eight-and-a-half hours a day doing sedentary activities such as watching television, using computers (though I think it's OK if you're on FIT), reading, listening to the radio, or going to the movies. This sedentary lifestyle is the main contributing factor as to why we are the most obese people on the planet.

Other contributing factor found: Americans consumed more than twice as much high fructose corn syrup per person than in 1980. In addition to getting fatter, we're also getting taller.

What's more? As health-care costs continue to increase, more Americans pray for their health than invest in all forms of alternative medicine or therapy combined.

Dear the all mighty, please don't let this double-triple burger be bad for me...

Fit's Tip: Don't become a statistic and get moving. If you're one that spends 8.5 hours sedentary, then start cutting back and start moving. Go for a walk or take the dog out -- anything, even if it's small, will help.

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bluejeanie bluejeanie 9 years
lol, americans are chunky monkeys...
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I have stopped high fructose corn syrup. thanks to the health kick I am on! I'm all in.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Mmmm high fructose corn syrup
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
Wouldn't getting taller and getting fatter go along together? Perhaps our people are evolving and eventually we will all be long and lean and this is what happens in the process... I'm all in.
DStirk DStirk 9 years
If i got any taller i'd hit my head on the ceiling.
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