Susan is about 20 pounds overweight. Given her full-time job and shuffling three kids around she doesn’t get much exercise and meals tend to be fast food or take-out from restaurants.
This sounds normal, right? In a sense, it is. The typical American is overweight, doesn’t get enough exercise, and eats a diet that is far from ideal. But this isn’t normal in the context of good health, as I explain in my Health & Fitness column this week.