fourth annual obesity report. The report states that in the past year, two thirds of adults are overweight or obese, with obesity rates going up in thirty one states, and no states with obesity rates going down and in thirty two states sixty percent of the population is overweight or obese.
Obesity related diseases are also on the rise including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Along with the rise of these obesity related preventable diseases, health care cost and number of Americans without health insurance is also on the rise.
Forty seven million people have no insurance, 2.2 million more than last year, with health insurance coverage up 87% since 2000 according to AARP.
Many of the uninsured and people with medical insurance coverage can take measures to help prevent visits to the doctors office or possible life threatening diseases by simply eating nutritional foods and maintaining weight control while strengthening the main muscle (heart) with regular exercise or physical activity.
Preexisting ailments can determine your health insurance premiums and you could even be declined. High premiums and deductibles will put a financial burden on most people especially if the disease becomes chronic. The rise in the number of obesity related diseases is also causing health insurance companies to pass the cost along to everyone.
Families are facing an ever increasing chance of their kids becoming overweight or obese with video games, no athletic sports and basically parents letting their children turn into fat unhealthy human beings with fast food, soda pop and any bag of cholesterol filled snack their kids request. and they haven’t even had a chance at deciding their futures. They are not only decreasing their chances for good employment and social life, but premature death is a real possibility.
Everyone can get a free insurance policy by simply experiencing their daily healthy activities and living by them. A strict regular diet and fitness plan will increase the quality and longevity of your life.
People who have sedentary jobs or lead an inactive lifestyle are at the most risk, but it’s not to late to start regardless of your weight or age. Form good eating habits and stop all poor eating habits by avoiding saturated fats found in fatty meat, ice cream, whole milk, butter, plus trans fats found in cookies, donuts,cakes and junk food, soda pop ( less sugars,) fast food restaurants,(cook at home more) and eat in moderation. .
The World Health Organization states there is evidence that, on a population level, the risk of chronic diseases, increases progressively as average body mass index (BMI) increases above 21. WHO defines overweight as 25 or more,, and obesity 30 or more. This is determined by a persons weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in meters). A high body mass index is a major risk factor for a number of chronic diseases., including cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes.
Applying physical activities to one of Americas favorite past times (television) is a way to avoid becoming overweight. Spending hours everyday sitting inactively can have a very negative effect to your well being, so instead of sitting the entire time, get up and perform some medium to intense routines such as aerobics, running in place, sit ups, or any kind of movement you prefer while you watch your program.
With employers reluctancy of hiring overweight and obese persons, employers searching for ways to place more of the health care cost on to the employees and the higher risks of being off work due to illness, applying preventable steps to help stop life threatening diseases may very well be the best insurance policy for you and your family. Plan wellness activities that include enough exercise and a proper diet so you and your family aren’t burdened with possible health and financial ruin.
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