In addition to a healthy diet, exercise is extremely important for reaching optimal health and bodyweight. Peter James Spielmann of the Associated Press reports one obese man is taking serious steps towards better health:
Steve Vaught is trying to shed unwanted pounds the long, slow way: step by step as he walks across the United States.
Vaught, 39, began his trek last April in Oceanside, Calif., and has covered more than 2,300 miles. As the distances have mounted, so too has interest in his journey, with supporters monitoring his progress online and newspapers and television stations tracking the adventure.
Vaught began the trip to lose weight and break the bad habits that led to his obesity. "When I first started this walk, I weighed around 410 pounds, and I was carrying an 85-pound backpack," Vaught wrote on his Web site earlier this month as he crossed Ohio.
To monitor Steve's journey check out his website, click here.