Physical Activity and Nutrition
Approximately one-third of Oklahomans are obese, with nearly two-thirds of Oklahomans classifying as obese or overweight. The state consistently ranks low for fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity, which contributes to the high percentage of obesity in the state. For more information on state-level statistics, see the Get Fit Eat Right OK physical activity and nutrition plan.
Regular physical activity decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and improves quality of life and mental health. Eating a balanced diet also decreases the risk of disease and helps maintain a healthy weight.
The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion works to reduce obesity in Oklahoma through systems-level change efforts related to workplaces, schools and communities.