By: Bob Ferngren
THERE IS A DISTINCT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEALTH AND FITNESS:
We are a dieting society but 66% of our country are considered obese (30% or more body fat)
Experts predict 77% obesity rate by 2010
Costs of Obesity: 300,000 deaths per year, $100 Billion in Health Care Costs, $4 Billion in lost wages.
80% of the Health Care System is used by people that are Already Sick and 80% of those are considered Obese
Obesity is becoming the #1 preventable cause of death!
Out of 37 major countries, we are 35th in longevity. 35 other countries live longer than we do, but we have the worlds largest Health Care System. We make up 5% of the worlds population and consume 50% of the prescription drugs produced
250,000 people a year die from a drug their doctor gave them
8 out of 10 of the top killers in America could be prevented with proper nutrition and exercise
800,000 people a year are diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, with 2.4 million people walking around not realizing they have Diabetes
Every 9 seconds someone dies from Colon Cancer.
75% more likely to develop heart disease if you YO YO diet
Children’s obesity is up 13% from last year alone
1 out of 3 children are overweight
1 out of 4 children have Type II Diabetes
Doctors agree that the children being born today may be the 1st generation to NOT OUTLIVE THEIR PARENTS, due to Type 2 Diabetes
when does it stop?