The Reality is Staggering

Updated:Jul 24,2013
Fat bellyPhysical 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:
  • 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.