It has been reported from various sources that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of obese Americans continues to rise.  Thirty percent of adults over the age of 20 - more than 60 million people - are obese.  Anyone 30 lbs. or above their recommended weight qualifies.

Obesity can result in a shorter life expectancy by two to five years.  It is a risk factor for heart disease and other serious health complications.  It can trigger type II diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  It can also lead to arthritis, which is a result of stress on your joints due to the excess weight you are carrying around.

What can you do?

  • Develop a diet and exercise plan that is realistic and one you can maintain.

  • Consult with your doctor about medicines that can help control your risk factors for heart disease.  If medication is prescribed, take it as directed for as long as is necessary.

  • Make the commitment!


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