The 1st Annual Walk from Obesity hosted by Lexington Medical Center was a huge success. Thanks to South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center and everyone who came out to raise awarenss and support healthy living in the midlands. Participants walked 1 – 3 miles collecting raffle tickets along the way. Games and activities were available for kids as they learned healthy living habits and how to make a nutritious plate.
The Walk from Obesity was critical in raising awareness and promoting healthy living as South Carolina becomes increasingly affected by the obesity epidemic. Statistics show that 66.9 percent of adults in our state are overweight and 31.5 percent are obese. In addition, an estimated 93 million Americans are obese and that number is expected to climb to 120 million in the next five years.
Lexington Medical Center is committed to helping the community fight obesity by offering comprehensive weight management programs to ensure successful weight loss through the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.