The Cost of Obesity
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.
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