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More than 80% of Firefighters in the U.S. Are Overweight or Obese, But What's Being Done?

More than 80% of Firefighters in the U.S. Are Overweight or Obese, But What's Being Done?
Published Mon August 11, 2014

A new study out of the CDC finds that 82.5% of firefighters in the U.S. are overweight or obese, a figure alarmingly higher than the rest of the general population, which hovers around 67%. The study found that, of 1,002 firefighters who participated, 854 had a BMI over 25%. A BMI under 25% is ...


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