Apparently, waistbands are getting bigger in Saginaw County as it was just ranked the most obese county in the state. 

Obviously, this is an epidemic all over the country not just here in the state of Michigan. According to NBC25 and the Centers for Disease Control, 28 percent (almost 40 in Saginaw) of Americans are obese. When you really think about it, that's a huge number. One of the main contributing factors is lack of exercise which isn't much a surprise. Other reasons behind the obesity climb are lack of access to healthy foods and high-calorie fatty foods.

People need to get up off their lazy butts and get outside and exercise, especially kids. I won't lie, I'm guilty of not making my kid get outside more often. He actually gained a lot of weight over the last year and I feel guilty as hell because of it. I just let him sit there on his butt playing games for hours day after day. I recently told him, those days are over and this spring and summer both us are going to get active. I usually keep myself busy with projects around the house but I need to make a point to do things together.

People know what it takes to get healthy but they have to want it in order to get there.

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