According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1/3 of American adults and 17% of U.S. children and adolescents are affected by obesity. Wisconsin 26.3% of adults are obese.
Ministry Health Care is trying to help through the Community Weight Race. You can learn more about it at ministryhealth.org. They are also hosting some seminars to help people better understand weight loss. Tomorrow night (Tuesday February 11th) at 5:30pm Dr. Olga Barchugova will be talking about why we gain weight and how to lose it at the Ministry 2501 Main building in Stevens Point. It's free and no registration is required. You do not need to be signed up for the Community Weight Race to attend.
Dr. Barchugova is a family physician with Ministry Health Care in Weston and is certified in Medical Weight Loss (non-surgical).
In this interview she talks more about how to be successful in your weight loss goals.