‘Weight of the Nation’

Two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in America are obese or overweight. This adds about $150 billion a year to health costs. HBO has partnered with the Institute of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control, Kaiser Permanente, and others to produce a four-part documentary series to be aired beginnning May 14 & 15. Free online viewing will be available, and is a part of a large public health campaign to fight obesity. While not generally a fan of HBO content, PositiveChoices.com is pleased to see this emphasis being given.

PositiveTip: Do your part to fight this epidemic: personally choose to eat less and exercise more.