What is considered a healthy weight? Is being “thick” worth your health? A healthy weight is based on your height, typically. Not everyone has the same genetic makeup, so we will all have different shapes and body compositions. Do you need to be “model” thin to be healthy? No, not at all. Maintaining a healthy weight can help to decrease infertility, decrease the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and it can lead to reduced risk of certain types of cancer. Did you know that the latest statistics show that 49.6% of Black adults in the United States are considered obese? Nearly half! Yes, we are built differently, but this number is astounding. By state, the South has the highest obesity rates as well. Almost one in four Black children are considered obese as well. If a child starts obese, the chances of being obese in adulthood are much higher


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