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All the more reason to get back to the basics, grow your own food, eat home-cooked meals, and get outside!

All the more reason to get back to the basics, grow your own food, eat home-cooked meals, and get outside!

Photo credit: colros via Flickr/CC BY Here's a newsflash: America is still really fat . And a new Gallup poll reveals that we're continuing to get even fatter in some new and exciting ways. For instance, the latest report reveals that there is now not a single state in which fewer than one in five people are obese. The lowest obesity rate in the nation is 20.1%. That's Colorado, our most fit state. That's disturbing. Here's a breakdown of obesity rates across the nation: Here's Gallup: Colorado continues to boast the lowest obesity rate in the country, at 20.1%. This is unchanged from 2010, but up from 19.5% in 2009 and 18.2% in 2008. There is now no state in the nation that has an obesity rate lower than 20%. In the U.S. overall, 26.3% are obese so far in 2011, which is about on par with the 26.6% who were obese in 2010, but remains higher than 25.5% in 2008. What's more,...

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