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Friday, January 23, 2015

SHOCKING: Global Obesity costs more than War

Global Obesity: Growing and Costly (photo by LivligaHome).

The United States has a big issue with obesity. It is a growing epidemic. Regrettably, we are not alone. Obesity is on the rise everywhere. In a recent summary I saw the cost to obesity has soared above our combined costs of war and terrorism. Here is what I read:

The global health-care and lost-productivity costs of obesity have climbed to $2 trillion a year—as much as the combined costs of armed violence, war, and terrorism, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute. About 30 percent of the world’s population is overweight or obese, as reported by the Associated Press.

Clearly the drag on our economies can ultimately overwhlem them if we do not make deliberate steps not only as individuals but as citizens of this world we live in to change how we live and what we eat. As it stands now, it will not be an IED that brings us down but our own weight.

Dr. Brian Wansink in his new book--Slim by Design--challenges us to make change and get involved  in our own communities. In fact, he outlines what could be an effective action plan, who to contact like schools, grocery stores and restaurants, with a list of names and addresses and even offers examples of the letters to write. He shows us how easy it is to get involved and how it can truly make a difference. The Action Plan Kit is available and downloadable at SlimByDesign.org.

Here are more articles on the Livliga Live Vibrant blog related to Globesity:

The Facts on "the land of the fat, and the home of the obese.”

Why We Need to Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle...Global Facts

Obesity as a Global Epidemic

Obesity now kills 3 times more people than malnutrition!

Globestiy As An Investment Opportunity


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