Colorado Springs can lead in the fight against obesity

*Note: This essay was published in the Colorado Springs Gazette print edition on October 20, 2017. It can also be found online here.

America’s got a bigness problem. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual study on obesity. The numbers were chilling: nearly 40 percent of adults are obese, and when that figure is added to the overweight numbers, the total climbs to 70.7 percent (meaning it is abnormal nowadays to be an American adult at a healthy weight). Continue reading “Colorado Springs can lead in the fight against obesity”