Overweight as well as obesity are common health conditions and their prevalence is increasing nationally and in Wisconsin. Excess weight is associated with an increased risk of many chronic health conditions: cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, stroke, osteoarthritis and some cancers. There is a strong relationship between poor nutrition, physical inactivity and being overweight.
Healthy People Portage County will once again be focused on reducing obesity in 2014. Obesity continues to be a major challenge in our community. Continue to watch this page for opportunities to get involved. Also, check out the Portage County CAN website for more information.