It’s Not Worth The Weight

Posted on September 23, 2010

A new report from George Washington University has found that the average yearly cost for being obese has increased by almost $5,000 for women and $3,000 for men. Factor in the cost of an early death, and the number climbs to $8,500 and $6,500 respectively.

With obesity, not only is there a higher risk of diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, stroke, and many other diseases, life expectancy is much less. And now there’s a “bonus” of nearly $10,000 added to an overweight person’s yearly expenses.

Let’s look at it from a different perspective. If you were told you could put an additional $10,000 into your bank account every year until you die (which could be further off, by as much as 20 years) and all you had to do was lose 50 pounds, what would you do?

Well, here is the opportunity. If you need to lose weight, find a nutritionist, acupuncturist, medical doctor… some professional specializing in weight loss, do yourself a favor and get rid of that extra weight.You can save money while simultaneously decreasing the chance of falling prey to some of the biggest killer diseases. You will also improve your self esteem, start feeling better about yourself and how you look, and allow the inner beauty that has been hiding to come out.

That sounds like money well spent.

Arthur Gazaryants, LAc, MS


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