Being at an unhealthy weight is just that, incredibly unhealthy. In fact, being obese has actually become the second leading cause of preventable death here in the United States (second only behind smoking alone). Unfortunately, the majority of our population is overweight or obese, up to two thirds of it with one third of the entire adult population considered to be clinically obese, if not morbidly obese or even super morbidly obese.
There are many reasons that this has become such a widespread concern throughout the country. For one, many people are not exercising to the extent that they should be, with only about one third of all adults here in the United States getting the recommended weekly amount of exercise (and, not coincidentally, only about one third of all adults currently being considered to be at a healthy weight). In addition to this, fast food restaurants have become more prevalent and prominent than ever before, with up to two times the amount of them that there w