Health Effects of Being Overweight or Obese

Good article from Scott Van Hoy explaining the health benefits of keeping your weight in check. Exercise is the perfect way to accomplish your weight goals…

2 Weeks to Health

In June 2017 an article by the New England Journal of Medicine was released analyzing the health risks of obese and overweight individuals in 195 countries over 25 years. Here are the major conclusions of that study:

  • There is probable evidence that being overweight leads to 20 different diseases including back pain, several types of cancers, stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and osteoarthritis
  • The lowest overall risk of death was observed for a BMI of 20 to 25. Click here to determine your BMI.
  • Globally, 5% of children and 12% of adults are obese. Obesity is generally higher in women than in men
  • The prevalence of obesity has doubled in 73 countries in the last few decades
  • In 2015, high BMI contributed to 4.0 million deaths globally with cardiovascular disease being the primary cause
  • High BMI also accounted for 28.6 million years lived with disability
  • From 1990 through 2015, there was…

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Author: Joan E Wilder

We provide information and motivation focused on the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

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  1. An extremely important topic affecting more lives than people realize. 7 out of 10 American are pre-diabetic with 90% completely unaware. This disease is viewed as a “condition” rather than a life altering DISEASE. People assume medical physicians can maintain their disease with prescriptions. Not only is this fact untrue, it has resulted in more lost limbs (as a result of amputations), heart attacks, neurologic deficits, blindness and strokes than doctors reveal to their patients. Type 2 diabetes is often a “disease” inflicted by lifestyle choices. It is NOT the unfortunate outcome of simply having “bad genes.”
    Thank you for sharing this important information.

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    1. Thank you Doctor Jonathan for stressing just how important this is. I agree most people don’t know the horrors of diabetes – a friend’s mom had multiple amputations before succumbing to the disease and my friend was so mad at her because it was preventable or at least manageable if she exercised and watched her nutrition.
      Thank you again for your input, it’s greatly appreciated!

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