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Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell recently watched “Fat & Fatter” on CNBC, which is a documentary zoning in on the obesity epidemic in America, which costs the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Impacted by this health crisis, Campbell is on a mission to get and stay fit.
Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 35.7 percent of adults and 16.9 percent of children age 2 to 19 are obese. According to REUTERS, a new report issued by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that, by 2030, unless Americans change their ways, half of U.S. adults will be obese.
Though Erica Campbell, the famous singer, songwriter, and reality TV star is always in the spotlight, she says public scrutiny is not the reason she has chosen to lose weight and become more health conscious. “I don't wanna lose weight because I'm n the public eye,” she tweeted, “but because I wanna live for me for my family & to honor the life God has given me.”
During her Twitter health talk, Campbell highlighted a quote from the Fat & Fatter documentary: “You don’t care what people say, you enjoy your food, but you’re eating yourself to death.”
Campbell, who says she suffers from high blood pressure told followers, “If I don't eat right I won't live long or I live miserable due to health problems,” then admonished others by tweeting, “Let's get healthy.. And Live..”
The Trust for America’s Health report shows as many as 7.9 million new cases of diabetes per year, compared to 1.9 million new cases in recent years. There could also be 6.8 million new cases of chronic heart disease and stroke every year, compared with 1.3 million new cases per year now.
It’s no secret that the two thirty-something sisters, Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary have struggled with their weight. The ladies are each busy working mothers, on the road a lot, and having babies in later stages of life, when women’s metabolism slows.
Perhaps Campbell’s health-consciousness will inspire others to get fit and take care of their bodies.