Unhealthy in America: How to Make a Change - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR -- Brandi Hodges Reports

Unhealthy in America: How to Make a Change

January 3, 2006 -- Posted at 5:56 p.m. CST

JONSEBORO, AR -- For years we've been hearing that Americans aren't the healthiest people in the world.

With more and more reports out about overeating, obesity, and failure to exercise it's no problem to see what's causing the problem.

Sixty percent of Americans are considered obese and like the size of our waist lines, that number is growing.

"This is mainly due to what we call a gap.  It's a gap between what we would call a healthy lifestyle and the American culture," said Vice President of Patient Services Michael Givens.

A problem we face is there isn't enough time in the day to accomplish everything we want to do, for instance eat healthier and exercise.

"We have a culture where we're always on the go and when you have something that's easily available like fast food, then its easy to always eat out," said Givens.

Making a lifestyle change is something we have to make ourselves do.

"Many people are anxious to do that and have good intentions and start off well but it's hard to sustain," said Dr. Ben Owens.

Early in the New Year we resolve to eat and exercise as we should, but come February or March, those resolutions are long forgotten.

For overweight or obese Americans, there are many things to get you back on the road to a healthy lifestyle.

"It doesn't have to be at a fitness center and it doesn't have to be everyday.  It can be thirty minutes four times a week," said Susan Greenwood.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

    Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:52:37 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-07-23 16:23:21 GMT
    The marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is down to the final three players vying for the top prize of more than $8.1 million.
    The marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is down to the final three players vying for the top prize of more than $8.1 million.
  • Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

    Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-07-23 14:09:19 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday in the ever-tightening NL...

    Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday in the ever-tightening NL...

  • ASP: One dead, two injured in crash

    ASP: One dead, two injured in crash

    Sunday, July 23 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-07-23 13:53:01 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-07-23 14:07:16 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A White County woman was killed and two others were injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident, according to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police.

    A White County woman was killed and two others were injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident, according to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police.

Powered by Frankly