Unless you been living under a literal rock for the past 20 years, you are probably aware there is an obesity epidemic in the United States of America. Health costs are soaring, obesity-related diseases are on the rise, and even our children are affected.
According to the most recent studies, the U.S. spends a ridiculous $190.2 BILLION per year on obesity related illnesses – a full 21% of all medical spending in the US. Child obesity accounts for 14 billion per year. The trend, alarmingly, is not slowing down. if things continue as they are, the expected outlay for medical expenses with be $549.5 billion. Being obese or morbidly obese is just the tip of the iceberg though! We have sacrificed our health for convenience. At this point, more than 50% of adults are overweight. More than half.
So what is the answer?
The same answer we always give: Eat right and exercise. That’s literally it! It may takes some time, but it works.
If you are lost and need help, come join us at Fitness 4 All – every new member gets a free assessment with a personal trainer that will guide you through nutrition, your strengths and weaknesses, and the things you can do to transform your life for the better.
If you haven’t already heard, we have made some major changes to our Maumee location recently! This location is complete with tons of new equipment, an added warehouse area (including a turfed section!), and even a separate cardio room. Fitness 4 All will be hosting a grand Re-Opening event on October 6, 2018 at our Maumee location. We will have booths set up with other local businesses with free samples, special discounts, and giveaway prizes! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for the official event information. We will post more details about it in the coming weeks!
As part of its 160-year mission to improve the health and overall well-being of the communities it serves, Mercy is pleased to announce a unique new partnership between its Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Program and Fitness 4 All, a local organization focused on taking athletes and teams to the next level by providing sport-specific strength training and conditioning services for every type of athlete.