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YMCA sees increase in attendance in 2011

March 1, 2011
WKRN-TV News Nashville

 

 The YMCA of Middle Tennessee has seen an increase in attendance, which is good news considering Tennessee is ranked among the fattest states in the nation.

According to the YMCA, just two months into 2011, visits are up about 22,000 compared to two months into 2010.

Last June, the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranked Tennessee tied for second with Alabama in terms of adult obesity rates in its report "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010."

For childhood obesity rates, Tennessee was ranked sixth.

Neighboring states like Kentucky and Mississippi also scored poorly.

 

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