Health: More Than Just A Little Chunky

If you're just a little overweight, there are plenty of books, magazines, videos and websites that will tell you how to lose those extra pounds. But very few emphasize the health benefits of simply maintaining your weight--even if you're a tad on the chunky side. And there's practically no advice for the extremely obese--folks who are at least 100 lbs. overweight and who have trouble moving, let alone exercising. Yet the number of morbidly obese Americans has quadrupled in the past 20 years or so (from 1 in 200 to 1 in 50); in contrast, the number who are merely obese (at...

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