Monday, May 7, 2012

Obesity Snapshot: Are you in this picture?

This image really spoke to me recently. It's not new information, just a review of the ever-growing (pun intended) obesity issue that our nation faces. Seeing it all together like this makes it seem like national obesity is like a big boulder rolling towards me Indiana Jones-style and begs the question, "what are we going to do about it?" 

The way I see it, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is the statistics look grim, the outlook is hazy, and it's going to take a lot of work to reverse it. But the good news is, the vast majority of obesity issues are behavior related. That means, we can reverse it.  Not easily, but it can be done. 

Just sharing...and thinking. Get out there and get healthy today. Because you can.

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Ellen said...

Whether you are for or against "Obamacare", these statistics are frightening and highlight an important and *cost effective* way to lower medical costs for our nation: help people to battle obesity by educating them about proper nutrition and exercise to minimize all of these preventable and expensive medical issues (heart disease, diabetes, etc.).

I'll climb down from my soap box now...

Healthy Heather said...

Agreed, this is a problem that can be solved. It won't be easy or fast, but it CAN be done. But, it means a lot of corporate interests have to step aside. Can that happen? Not sure.