Ironically, while our nation’s televisions have slimmed down over the decades, sedentary Americans have only gotten bigger in the past 30 years, often due to our couch potato habits like unhealthy overeating and watching too many How I Met Your Mother reruns.

“Sitting has become the new smoking,” explained Colin F. Watts, president of Weight Watchers Health Solutions, at the Care Continuum Alliance forum this past fall. Obesity has taken center stage as America’s most destructive endemic, and unhealthy eating habits have replaced tobacco use as the nation’s top threat to public health.

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