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Teacher Talk: It's not about the run

...and it helps spark their interest. Today's number one cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease and obesity-related illnesses. As a society, we have to do something to reduce these health risks. Making fitness a social activity is...

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Frito pie is part of a bigger picture

...make a change, parents have to go to the schools, they have to be involved." In 2000, the monetary cost of obesity-related illness in the United States was about $117 billion, according to the U.S. surgeon general. For adults, "overweight...

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Women work out for comfort, not competition

...complications including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, strokes and certain cancers. According to the study, obesity-related illness raises a person's healthcare costs by 36 percent over his or her lifetime, and increases medication costs...

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