Another report shows West Virginians are obese; Can dancing keep the pounds off?

By Beth Vorhees, Emily Corio and Greg Collard

 A national report released Monday ranks West Virginia the second-most overweight state in the country. Only Mississippi has more overweight and obese adults, according to the report released by the Trust for America’s Health. The group based its findings on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rounding out the top five were Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina.

This segment includes comments from a WVU professor active in promoting walkable communities, and an official with the Tug River Health Association in McDowell County.

Beth Vorhees then interviews WVU Research Instructor Emily Murphy. She’s studied the health benefits of the game “Dance Dance Revolution.” Efforts are underway to put the game in all public schools in West Virginia.

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