The Checkup: PA Is the 18th Fattest State, Obesity Rate Up



• The numbers are in, and they ain’t pretty. Despite the fact that obesity rates among young kids have dropped ever so slightly, the new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that U.S. obesity rate for adults is up: 27.1 percent in 2013 compared to 26.6 in 2012. And with an obesity rate of 28.2 percent, Pennsylvania certainly isn’t helping things. [Gallup]

• The new way to squat: It tones your back, arms and shoulders, too. [Prevention]

• How many of these weird citrus fruits are new to you? (Note: The finger lime kinda creeps me out.) [Women’s Health]

• The new rule on sugar intake, from the World Health Organization. [Shape]

• Love this: 10 excellent—and underrated—protein sources. You know, if you’re so not feeling meat these days. [Greatist]

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