When it comes to obesity, it boils down to what you eat, how much you eat and are you getting enough exercise?

You can even make it as easy as walking one or two miles every other day Any good type of exercise will help you in the long run, especially when it comes to obesity.

According to WILX, a new government survey finds that about 40 percent of American adults are obese, and nearly 1 in 10 is severely obese.

Those findings were released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

They come from a 2017-2018 health survey that measures height and weight. More than 5,000 U.S. adults took part.

The survey found the obesity rate was 42% higher than the 40% found in a similar 2015-16 study. The severe obesity rate was more than 9% in the new survey, up from the 8% figure in the previous one.

The obesity rate has risen about 40% in the last two decades. The severe obesity rate has doubled over that time.

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