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More than 23 million Americans live at least a mile from the nearest supermarket. Is that what’s making us fat?

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Can’t. Stop. Eating? Blame your endocannabinoid. Not the Latin name for your leftover cannabis — the endocannabinoid is the body’s version of the active ingredient in marijuana. Like whoa!, dude.

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Twelve states now have obesity rates above 30 percent. Four years ago, only one state was above 30 percent.

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“Women rate muscular men as sexier,” but chubby guys come out on top when it comes to commitment, this according to a recent University of California study. As more American men pursue a relentless ideal of a “perfect” male body, the general perception remains, “muscles are sexy.”

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“We are fatter, less productive and at a higher risk for developing disease and early depression more than ever before,” writes Brendan Brazier professional Ironman Triathlete in his new book Thrive Fitness. “Somewhere along the line, the modern world, with its hectic schedules, has pulled the rug out from under us.”

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Research has proven that the only way of extending one’s life is to eat less. According to a recent study in the Journal of Proteome Research, fat cells literally change as we begin to lose weight.

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Are you sitting down? Probably. Well get this, according to the University of Missouri in Columbia, the average person burns an extra 60 calories an hour just by standing. Turns out, the amount of time you spend sitting in your chair, could in fact, be making you fat(ter).

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