Did You KnowArkansas is the third most obese state in the nation!*
Unfortunately, that is correct. After three decades of increases, adult obesity rates remained level in every state except for Arkansas, which rose to 34.5%, up from 25.2% in 2003, and from 17.0% in 1995. That’s right – the state’s obesity rate has doubled in the last 30 years!
If that’s not bad enough, our high school students rank 7th in obesity at 15.2%, our 10-17 year-olds rank 6th at 20%, and our 2-4 year-olds in low income families rank 18th in the nation at 14.2%.
If you find this trend alarming, you are certainly not alone. There are many concerned individuals and organizations that are working diligently to educate people on the importance of adhering to a fitness and proper nutritional plan as part of their daily lives in an effort to reverse this cycle.
It is the goal of Get Fit Arkansasto assist in these efforts by making fitness and exercise training more accessible and affordable to all through our statewide network of Certified Personal Fitness Trainers.
We Can Do It Together!
Get Fit Arkansas is committed to providing the best resources and trainers in Conway AR available to Arkansans of all ages who desire to improve their health and quality of life thru exercise and physical activity. No matter where you are at in your quest to achieve physical fitness and well-being, we are here to help.
Get Fit Arkansas is also your source for fitness, nutrition, fitness-related news, and upcoming events thru-out the state!
Whether it’s an upcoming 5K, marathon, cycling event, bodybuilding or fitness competition, cheerleading or dance team clinic, or any other event, you can read about it here!
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The Get Fit Arkansas Fitness Council consists of leaders from various professions who share a love of fitness and contribute valuable ideas and input for the benefit of Get Fit Arkansas readers and clients. If you’d like some guidance in reaching your fitness goals, call us toll free at 888-266-2025 or Schedule a Training with one of our Certified Personal Fitness Trainers. A trainer will contact you to discuss your needs, and can get you started on a customized nutritional and fitness program. There is no cost or obligation for the initial consultation, so don’t hesitate to contact us.
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*According to FAsInFat.org, a project of the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in a 2013 report entitled How Obesity Threatens America’s Future conducted for the years ranging from 1990-2012.