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Why take a personal wellness class?
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What do you know about Personal Wellness?
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Facts about our nations health status Approx. 300,000 deaths related to dietary habits and physical activity. 2/3 of U.S. adults are overweight 1/3 of U.S. adults are obese. An average American’s fat intake is about 3-4 times the recommended amount. Only 40% of Americans exercise
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Obesity Trends*  Am ong U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1 9 8 5 No Data         < 10%            10% –14% ( * BMI  ? 3 0 , or ~  3 0  lbs overw eight for 5 ’ 4 ” w om an)
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Obesity Trends*  Am ong U.S. Adults BRFSS, 19 9 5 No Data         < 10%            10% –14% 15% –19% ( * BMI  ? 3 0 , or ~  3 0  lbs overw eight for 5 ’ 4 ” w om an)
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Obesity Trends*  Am ong U.S. Adults BRFSS, 2 0 0 0 No Data         < 10%            10% –14% 15% –19%           ? 20 ( * BMI  ? 3 0 , or ~  3 0  lbs overw eight for 5 ’ 4 ” w om an)
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Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” person) No Data         < 10%            10% –14% 15% –19%           20% –24%             ? 25% ( * BMI  ? 3 0 , or ~  3 0  lbs overw eight for 5 ’ 4 ” w om an) Obesity Trends*  Am ong U.S. Adults BRFSS, 2 0 0 2
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