In a sustainable effort to reduce obesity and promote fitness, Great Prairie was created as a non-profit to leverage education as the central core of developing a healthy body through proper nutriment and heart rate training techniques.
- In 1985, the CDC estimated that less than 10% of Minnesota's population was obese. By 2007, the obesity rate had increased to over 25%.
- According to the NCHS, in 2006 nearly 63% of Minnesota adults were overweight or obese.
- According to Obesity Research, in 2004 the overall financial burden of obesity in Minnesota was $1.3 billion.
- A person is considered obese with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30. Please take a moment to learn your Body Mass Index.
You can achieve a healthy, successful and sustainable lifestyle. Great Prairie can partner with you to achieve remarkable results.