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Study names fattest cities in America…. And Columbus made the list

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Though it wasn’t number one, Columbus did make the list of WalletHub’s fattest cities in America–an annual study that’s growing ever more relevant as our stomachs grow more rotund.

Columbus waddled in at number 28 on the list of America’s fattest cities, while a whopping seven other Ohio cities had entries as well, including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Youngstown, Dayton, Canton, Toledo and Akron.

There were also some concerning Ohio chart-toppers, including Canton being the US city with the highest percentage of adults with diabetes, and Dayton being the city with the highest percentage of adults with high blood pressure.

Over a third of Americans weighed in at obese in 2012. That doesn’t even include the Americans who count as medically overweight.

The article on WalletHub ends with tips on how to eat healthy without breaking the bank.

For a visual representation of the obesity epidemic in America, take a look at the stunning map below!

 

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Meditation Monday

Julian Foglietti

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Meditation is continually lauded by doctors, mental health experts, and self help gurus for the benefits it has on both our physical and mental health. In an effort to offer something restorative, as we navigate these difficult times, (614) is teaming up with meditation experts to bring you moments of rest through all the stress. This week's meditation is led by Marcia Miller of Yoga on High. An instructor for over 40 years, Marcia is also a Certified Reiki Master Teacher, and sits on the community advisory board for The Ohio State University's Center for Integrated Health and Wellness.

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Columbus Marathon Canceled

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The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon has announced the cancelation of its 2020 Marathon. Originally planned for Oct. 18, the marathon is the latest in a string of future events cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Board Chairman Dan Leit stated “The safety of our athletes, volunteers, first responders, team and the entire community is the top priority for our event.” 

The races Director Darris Blackford stated in a press release that “When you think about the best health and safety practices needed to help slow the spread of the virus, holding a major running footrace isn’t the responsible thing to do right now.”

Since its debut in 2012, the race has raised over $10 million for Nationwide Children's Hospitals patients and families. 

There is not yet an announcement on what form of fundraising event will take place instead, and athletes have been sent instructions for how to receive a refund for the event in the meantime. 
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{WATCH} Meditation Monday

Julian Foglietti

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Meditation is continually lauded by doctors, mental health experts, and self-help gurus for the benefits it has on both our physical and mental health. In an effort to offer something restorative, as we navigate these difficult times, (614) is teaming up with meditation experts to bring you moments of rest through all the stress. This week’s meditation is led by Marcia Miller of Yoga on High. An instructor for over 40 years, Marcia is also a Certified Reiki Master Teacher and sits on the community advisory board for The Ohio State University’s Center for Integrated Health and Wellness.

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