Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Is it OK to be average?


Maybe you’re thinking; “I’m pretty much in line with most of my friends. I’m pretty much average. “ Are you happy with that?

Consider this:

·         69% of all Americans are overweight

·         35.1% of all Americans are obese, 40% of those between 55-64

·         One third of all Americans have high blood pressure, 51% of those between 55 and 64

·         Almost 1 of every 8 Americans are diabetic, 1 in 5 of those between 55 and 64

·         1 in 3 people have pre-diabetes and 90% of them don’t even know it!

·         Just under one third have high Cholesterol

·         Obesity is the Number 2 cause of death in the U.S. and within 2 to 3 years may replace tobacco as the Number 1 cause of death

·         Excess weight and obesity cause :
       -Heart Disease
-High blood pressure
-Sleep Apnea
-Kidney stones
- Osteoarthritis
-11different kinds of cancer

Still OK with being average?

What's your excuse?

Ref: Harvard School of Public Health and National Heart, Lung and blood Institute and The Centers for Disease Control

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  1. wow..had idea that it was the 2nd leading cause of death. Healthy eating and lifestyle are so crticial. something that my husband and I try really hard to instill in our children at such a young age.

  2. Good for you, Laura! Obesity in kids way over 50% too. Keep up the good work. Thanks for checking out the blog...


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