While Colorado is often touted as America’s “leanest” state, we are not immune to the growing health crisis of obesity. Today, obesity affects not just our waistlines, but our bottom lines. Currently, Colorado spends $1.6 billion each year treating diseases and conditions related to obesity. The issue is impacting the potential lifespan of our children. It’s weighing on our personal lives, in our communities, in our work and school environments, and as a culture in Colorado.
What can you do? Visit the LiveWell Colorado website to learn more about healthy eating and active living. LiveWell Colorado aims to provide every Coloradan with access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity in the places they live, work, learn and play. And while you are there, check your body fat and risk for diseases on the body mass index (BMI) calculator.