You’ve probably been hearing all the news about the coming “fiscal cliff “. Looks like it’s going to affect most of us personally, but what about the PHYSICAL Cliff, and are they connected?
At the Center for Disease Control’s Weight of the Nation Conference, researchers suggested that even the increase in gas prices may have added to extra weight gain, (fewer trips to the park, the beach etc.). About 34% of Americans are obese right now and that doesn’t count millions who are just overweight.
In his report to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Eric Finkelstein said about overweight Americans; “Their weight continues to increase. Over the last 10 years, it has gone up tremendously.”
Excess body fat creates several chronic health problems such as high blood pressure, liver problems and gallstones, arthritis, gout, Gynecological problems, asthma and other breathing problems, cancer, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.
How many overweight people do you know that needed knee and hip replacements. The C.D.C. predicts that by 2030, 42% of Americans will be obese and this will cause $550 billion worth of health care costs. You can see how this will have a national impact.
What about your own fiscal and physical cliffs?
How much money do you lose in missed overtime, decreased productivity, sick days, restricted activity and days spent in bed? Besides that, being overweight is no fun.
So while you can’t do much about rioting in the Middle East or Hurricane Sandy, here’s what you can do for yourself.
Start losing some of your excess weight. Get my book, “No Wonder You’re fat, You don’t eat enough”. It’s full of ideas that will help you get in the best shape of your life, such as; buy a bottle of water, carry it around with you and sip it all day.
Won’t it be fun when people ask you how you lost all the weight?