“…..Using a model of population and other trends, a new report released on Tuesday by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation projects that half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030 unless Americans change their ways.
But for the first time, the report builds on state-by-state data from the CDC to project obesity rates. In every state, that rate will reach at least 44 percent by 2030. In 13, that number would exceed 60 percent.
It projects as many as 7.9 million new cases of diabetes a year, compared with 1.9 million new cases in recent years. There could also be 6.8 million new cases of chronic heart disease and stroke every year, compared with 1.3 million new cases a year now.
That projection supports a study published earlier this year in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that found that by 2030, 42 percent of U.S. adults could be obese, adding $550 billion to healthcare costs over that period.”
For my dear friends and family in Mississippi, this is directly from the article.
“Many states projected to have the most obesity in 2030 do now, too. In 2011, 12 states had an adult-obesity rate above 30 percent, with Mississippi the highest at 34.9 percent.
The report projects that in 2030 in Mississippi, 66.7 percent of adults will be obese…..” What are we doing????? 66.7%! Let that number sink in for a moment.
I see this as a Call To Action! Souring obesity rates affect us all. Our country simply can’t afford this: “The increasing burden of illness will go right to the bottom line, adding $66 billion in annual obesity-related medical costs over and above today’s $147 billion to $210 billion. Total U.S. healthcare spending is estimated at $2.7 trillion. – That projection supports a study published earlier this year in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that found that by 2030, 42 percent of U.S. adults could be obese, adding $550 billion to healthcare costs over that period.”
The financial cost is significant. And It’s a symptom of a much bigger problem. I am passionate about childhood obesity. Anyone who knows me know how strongly I feel about this. Adults have choices. They have the right to kill themselves with bad decisions if that’s what they want to do. Kids depend on the adults in their lives to keep them healthy. Kids don’t purchase their food. They don’t stock the pantry. They don’t make meal plans. And they probobly don’t do a majority of the cooking. (Yes, I know teens have more control over what they eat. My kids are 23, 19, 18, 16, and 10.)
-Get involved! You don’t have to be a fitness coach or trainer to make a difference.
-Encourage your children to make healthy food choices most of the time. The key is most of the time. Fast food is fine once in a while. But it should always be viewed as a treat and never the norm.
-Cook at home. Eating out is expensive and usually unhealthy.
-Work out with your kids! You set a great example when you make your own health a priority. Kids learn what they live. There is no exception to that rule. Children that live with parents who make health and fitness are priority are learning to do the same themselves. Can you coach a sports team? Go for a short run with your kids? Turn on a exercise video and work out? Older kids can go to the gym with you! Our gym has great programs for kids all the way from two to fourteen!
-Pack their school lunches. School cafeterias are getting better. But much of what they serve is still garbage. You can’t control what your children eat when they go through that lunch line. If you pack their lunches yourself, you control their food choices.
-Watch what you eat – your kids are watching. You can’t expect to teach your children to limit their intake of Coke when you go through a six pack a day. Model those good choices. Let them see you drinking water and eating fruits and veggies for a snack.
-Talk to your kids about making healthy choices. Demonstrate portion size. Show them how to read the nutrition labels. Talk about the dangers of too much salt. Explain fat grams and why we need some fats in our diet.
-Don’t make it about weight. Of course we want our kids to be a healthy weight. The focus however, should be on fitness and nutrition. A child who is exercising and eating right is not going to be overweight.
I’m working to help “end the trend” of obesity in our country. Can you help? Get in touch with me if you want more information about different ways you can help.
How did I just now learn of the deliciousness that is Pumpkin Pie Shakeology?
1 scoop chocolate Shakeology
1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin pureé
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup milk (I used 2%)
Lots of Ice!
Blend in blender until smooth, creamy, and frosty. Pour into glass. Lick blender if desired. Enjoy!
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As always, get in touch with me if you have questions. I love to talk about Shakeology! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can call me at 904-325-9749.
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I can’t seem to keep the Chocolate Shakeology Samples in-stock. They get snatched up a soon as I announce that I have more. Just got another package of samples. If you want to try Chocolate Shakeology FREE, send me a quick email or message me. First come, first serve! Click on the link and head over to My Beachbody Site. From there, just click “Join” then Join under the Free Membership. I’ll get notification that you have joined and get your sample out immediately. You can also click on the Shakeology Link on My Site to learn more about the product. Joining our community is always free. And you’ll be able to immediately take advantage of some of the great features of our Website. You’ll find fitness tips, trainer videos, nutritional information, an on-line Super-Gym, a supportive forum,……it’s just a great place to be if you are serious about getting healthy.
Why Shakeology? I could list a hundred reasons why you should be drinking it. But there are essentially three groups of people who seem to benefit the most from the product -
1. If you are overweight, Shakeology is the perfect meal replacement. You’ll get the nutritional support your body needs during intense exercise programs like P90X or Insanity.
2. If you have health issues, Shakeology may be perfect for you. Take the ingredient list to your doctor. Find out why so many doctors love Shakeology! If you are diabetic, lactose or glucose intolerant, or have certain digestive health issues, Shakeology might help! Again, ask your doctor first!
3. I drink Shakeology every day because I know that I don’t always do a very good job of ensuring my diet is supportive of good health. Shakeology is packed full of all the healthy stuff my body needs to function every day. I demand a lot from my body. In order to see optimal results, I need to provide optimal fuel.
Try it free! If you love your sample, you can order a months worth of Shakeology from Beachbody. Beachbody offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee with our “Bottom of the Bag” promise. If you don’t love the product, you can return the EMPTY bag (within 30 days) for a full refund.