Monday, April 22, 2013

Farmers Heavier Than Other Groups

A recent study by the U. S. Department of Agriculture shows that farmers are heavier than other groups of the population - but one Iowa farmer is doing something about it.

Darcy Maulsby, a Lake City, Iowa farmer and a 39-year-old president of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau, has shed 85 pounds and taken her dress size down five notches. 

The study showed that nearly a quarter of the 90,000 Iowa and North Carolina farmers and spouses participating in this study reported doing no physical exercise during their free time.  Eighteen percent reported doing less than an hour a week in exercise.

Maulsby reversed that trend by "getting her butt of the couch".  She uses her gravel road outside her home to regularly walk her dog and swims at a local pool.  She satred a blog called Farmerlicious to share recipes and provide fun facts about food and farming at

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