- Adult (and childhood) obesity/overweight level continues to increase: 65% of all Adults are obese or overweight.
- People are less active due to technology and better mass transportation
- Sedentary jobs increased 83% since 1950; physically active jobs now 25%, 50% less than 1950
- Americans work 47 hours a week - 164 more hours a year than 20 years ago
- Obesity costs American companies $225.8B per year in health-related productivity losses
- The average healthcare cost exceeds $3,000 per person annually
- An obese employee costs employer additional $460 to $2,500 in medical costs and sick days per year
- Preventable illnesses make up 70% of illness costs in the U.S.
The Reality is Staggering
Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and most Americans are not physically active enough to gain any health benefits. The toll of inactivity is alarming: