Your Health And Insurance

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.

Optimal health will depend on the way you run your life. The import

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Obesity, Sexual Health and Other Health Effects

Obesity has been getting the attention of many health specialists because of the ill-effects it brings. Obesity is defined as an abnormal accumulation of body fat. Individuals who are 20 to 40 percent over one’s ideal weight is considered as mildly obese, 40 to 100 percent over the their ideal weight is considered moderately obese, and 100 percent over one’s ideal weight is considered severely obese. Body mass index, calipers, waist-hip ratio are some of the methods that are commonly used to measure body fat.

Obese individuals might be prone to health risks like cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, certain types of ulcers and diabetes, and coronary heart disease. Recent medical studies reveal that obesity may also lead to low testosterone levels and hamper the sexual health of many men. It is suggested that obesity is a significant predictor of low testosterone. These studies add that gaining ten percent in one’s appropriate Body Mass Index (BMI) may lead to decreased testosterone levels by about ten percent. Because of this, fat or over weight individuals may have up to 25 percent less total testosterone than their fit counterparts. In addition to this, obesity may lead to high blood pressure, a condition that usually brings no obvious symptoms. High blood pressure may cause the blood vessels to harden and damage the lining of the blood vessels. Because of this development, less blood which carries oxygen and nutrients flow to the penis. Decreased blood flow may cause difficulties in achieving and maintaining erections. High blood pressure may also interfere with ejaculation and reduce libido. Many medications used to treat high blood pressure may also bring similar adverse effects.

Obesity may also heighten the risk of developing several health conditions that may include the following:

arthritis and other orthopedic problems like lower back pain
adult-onset asthma
high cholesterol levels
irregular monthly periods and absence of menstruation (amenorrhea)
infertility and pregnancy complications
shortness of breath
sleep apnea and other sleeping disorders
skin disorders that develop because of bacterial breakdown from sweat and other cellular material in thick folds of skin

One of the probable causes of obesity high calories in diets coupled with inactivity. A study conducted by the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report in February, 2004 showed that Americans consumed more calories than they did 30 years ago. The study found out that from 1971 to 2004, American women increased their calorie consumption from 1542 calories per day to 1877. The men on the other hand, at the same time frame, increased their calorie intake from 2,450 to 2,618.

With the rise of calorie intake also came the decline of physical activities. However, less than 1/3 of adults engage in the appropriate amounts of exercise. In addition, 40% of adults in the United States do not participate in any physical activity while 43% of adolescents spend more than 2 hours in front of the television. It is recommended that individuals should accumulate at least 30 minutes among adults and 60 minutes among children of moderate physical activity three times a week. More are recommended to prevent weight gain or to lose weight.

Obese individuals who want to improve their sexual health and overall well-being should engage in regular exercise and healthy diets. Exercise is good for different people of all ages, sex, and weight. It is necessary to maintain overall health and enhanced well-being. Individuals who decide to include a regular program of physical activity should consult doctors and other health professionals for advice. This is important because a lot of individuals tend to workout too much or workout improperly, which may do

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