Again studies are showing that when it comes to health, the bottom line is DIET! An active lifestyle helps, but to avoid gaining weight, the number of calories taken in must equal the number of calories burned. For weight loss, the calories burned must be more than the calories consumed. — And remember, even if food is locally sourced and organically grown, you still must watch what and how much you eat!
The study found that people who live in a rich area like San Francisco, Colorado, or the suburbs of Washington, D.C. are likely to be as healthy as their counterparts in Switzerland or Japan, but those who live in Appalachia or the rural South are likely to be as unhealthy as people in Algeria or Bangladesh.