More fun obesity and health-related facts from the Obesity Action Coalition!
• According to a University of Missouri - Columbus study, walking your dog 20 minutes a day, five days a week can produce an average weight-loss of 14 pounds.
• Soft drinks account for 13 percent of a teenager’s caloric intake – by far the largest source of calories in his or her diet.
• One tablespoon of cooking oil contains 120 calories. That is roughly 6 percent of your daily calorie intake if you consume a 2,000 calorie diet.
• Swimming just 30-60 minutes three to four times per week can notably reduce your risks of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers as well as lower your resting heart rate.