This week Upgrade Your Health deals with Louisiana's biggest problem, obesity.  We love our food.  Find out how you can eat what you want and be healthier doing it.

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Obesity is a Huge problem, especially for us here in Louisiana.  About 1/3 of US adults are obese. Studies show that the annual Medical cost alone was $147 billion dollars. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or higher. Obesity puts a person at risk to Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension and some forms of Cancer.

Factors that contributes to obesity are behavior, environmental and genetics. By eating a well balanced diet, limiting fats, sugar and salt and participating in some form of physical activities, you are on a journey of living a healthier lifestyle to prevent obesity.  For more info check-out www.cdc.gov.

To further your journey to a healthier you, peep the video below for more info.