It’s no secret we’re experiencing an obesity epidemic. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one-third of U.S. adults are overweight and another one-third are obese. That leaves only about one in three Americans in the normal healthy-weight range.
Many are fighting the battle of the bulge. You try and avoid foods high in fat and sugar and exercise more to lose or maintain weight. Researchers have discovered that there’s more to the story.
While what we eat and how active we are certainly affects our size, a recent study has shown that there are other factors at work as well, including how much we sleep, how much vitamin D we get, and how much we engage in mindless eating.