Shaping Summer

Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Carrying an extra 100 pounds on your body is literally a heavy burden to bear. For Summer Martin, the health problems that came as a result of that extra weight made bearing that burden even harder. “I was on two blood...

Obesity Care Week

Obesity Care Week About 70 percent of Americans today, ages 20 and older, are considered overweight. A third of them are obese. This year, October 29-November 4 is recognized as National Obesity Care Week. The mission of National Obesity Care Week to advance an...

Obesity is a Chronic Disease

According to data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity is a condition characterized by having too much fat in the body. Using the Body Mass Index (BMI), a person with a BMI of 30 and above...