WPR News
3:12 pm
Tue May 18, 2004

Wyoming Residents Obese

Laramie, Wy – Obesity levels for Wyoming citizens have doubled over the last 20 years. The impacts are already being felt in health care costs, especially since more state residents are being diagnosed with type-two diabetes. The Past Chair of the Governors Council on Fitness and sport says people need to start changing their lifestyles. Amber Travsky says people need to start moving.
Travsky says simple activities like walking and bike riding are a good start. She suggests people look at activities they can do with their kids, so that they can start becoming more fit. The Council says that 15-percent of the states youth are obese.