Sorry to interrupt your daily office chair-workout routine, but America’s obesity epidemic isn’t getting any better, as the following data from Executive Healthcare Magazine illustrates:
By 2018, obesity will account for more than 21 percent of healthcare spending, with a cost of $1,425 per person, which is a rise from $361 per adult in 2009.
Today, it is estimated that $79,438 million dollars is spent due to obesity in the United States.
Which means that we could be saving close to a thousand dollars per year on health care costs — all reform aside — if we simply put that McChicken down and took up Jazzercize twice a week. Currently, Kentucky ranks in the “31-35 percent” bracket, which means that a full third of our citizens require some sort of pneumatic crane to get them out of bed. Click here to look at EHM’s sweet, delicious pie charts, if you’ve got the stomach for it.