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The Obesity Crisis

THE OBESITY CRISIS: ΟΛΤ ΤΗΕ EXPANDING WAISTLINE IS THE AMERICAN FRONT(IER) Americans continue to get bigger and so do the issues pertaining to their personal health and well-being. As a healthy diet and exercise are neglected in the American lifestyle, we begin to see the consequences in American industry, healthcare, and armed forces. CURRENT STAT E OF OBESITY More than 1/3 of U.S. adults are obese 1 in 5 youth between the ages of 6 and 19 is obese 35.7% 112,000 deaths. with obesity in the US every year are already associated Obesity-related conditions include: #1 in statewide obesity is Mississippi at 34.9% heart disease stroke type 2 diabetes cancer ...some of the leading causes of preventable death! Famous dishes: fried catfish, hush puppies, crispy fried chicken, crusty cornbread, fried okra, and fried green tomatoes In 2000, no state had over a 25% prevalence of obesity (BMI >30) In 2011, 39 states had over 25% prevalence of obesity #50 in statewide obesity is Colorado at Famous dishes: No state had a prevalence ..the Denver omelet, granola of less than 20% 20.7% LEADING CAUSES OF OBESITY POOR NUTRITION LACK OF EXERCISE HEALTH LITERACY Only 24% of adults reported eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guide- lines for Americans, 150 minutes of Yes, people know how to read the nutrition facts, but do you know how many calories you should eat in a meal? Or in a day? Many 10%= daily calories from soda for a typical teenage boy moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minuteS of Americans have not been educated on what is right for their particular body vigorous-intensity aerobic Everyday one quarter activity per week is of the U.S. population eats recommended NUTRITION INFORMATION fast food More Than 1/3 of adults do not meet these recommendations The average adult consumes about 77 pounds of sugar per year CRAZY FACTS ABOUT OBESITY Obesity in middle age increases risk of Friendship enables 37% of clinically obesity obese people think they are not obese and have a low Ilifetime risk of becoming obese dementia Having a friend who is obese increases your chance of being obese by 57% 57% 37% WEIGHING DOWN AMERICA A 1% gain in weight and percent body fat of the overall population would disqualify an additional 671,000 men and 1.01 million women from military service "Child obesity has become so serious in As of 2008, 5.7 million men and 16.5 million women of military age exceed the U.S. Army's enlistment standards for weight-for-height and percent body fat this country that military leaders are viewing this epidemic as a potential threat to our national security." - U.S. Army General Johnnie E. Wilson That's a 56% increase in missed days Airlines spent $275 million on 350 million additional gallons of fuel in 2000 to compensate for the additional weight of their passengers. Normal-weight men miss an average of 3.0 days each year due to illness or injury Overweight and obese men miss approximately 2 more work days per year than normal weight men $147 billion in medical costs associated $4.3 billion in businesses costs with obesity were estimated in 2008 for obesity associated absenteeism Approximately 5.0%-10% of US healthcare spending are direct medical costs of people being overweight and obese. the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight SOURCES CASCADE HEALTHCARESOLUTIONS #ixzz28umpBIJv %24 %24

The Obesity Crisis

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An infographic providing interesting facts about America's obesity epidemic and the impact on the economy, health, and the military.


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