It is our position that the latest obesity study indicates that life in the Hoosier state may be a little too cushy for some Baby Boomers. In the annual “F as in Fat” report by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hoosiers ages 45 to 64 have a 37 percent obesity rate, ranking seventh worst in the nation. Indiana’s adult obesity rate is 31.4 percent, ranking eighth highest in the nation, the same ranking as last year. Some may say obese Hoosiers have reached a plateau, only it’s not the right kind of plateau attributed to weight loss coming to a standstill as the result of adhering to a weight loss plan.
It appears that the Hoosier sandwich generation may be enjoying a few too many pork tenderloins and extra-large pieces of sugar cream pie. Let’s face it, for most, living a consistently healthy life-style is hard, especially for those that are under stress and have hurried schedules due to simultaneously raising children, holding down jobs and caring for aging parents. In reality, sedentary vocations, the frenetic pace and expectations of modern life and the skyrocketing cost of living are enough to drive anyone to the pantry.