We always seem to want the most “bang” for our buck. I am all about saving money and getting the most for my dollar in consumer goods. Unfortunately, Quality and Quantity often get confused in purchasing products. I am especially talking about food!
The Target Center in Minneapolis is about to undergo a 100 million $$ makeover. It is the 2nd oldest NBA venue in the country and needs freshening up according to experts.
The interesting part of all this is that they are making the seats wider because Americans are getting wider according to an on-air interview on WCCO.
I am genuinely worried for our future!
If the current “obesity epidemic” continues unchecked, 50% of the U.S. adult population will be obese — with body mass index values of 30 or higher — by 2030, researchers said.
Drawing on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) series from 1988 to 2008, Y. Claire Wang, MD, of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues projected that, compared with 2010, there will be “as many as 65 million more obese adults” in the U.S. by that year. Obesity prevalence in both men and women in their 40s and 50s would approach 60%, the researchers indicated in the Aug. 27 issue of The Lancet, part of a series of papers on the growing worldwide burden of obesity.
Wang and colleagues also projected that, as a result of the burgeoning obese population, the U.S. will see the following health impacts:
6 to 8.5 million more people with diabetes
5.7 to 7.3 million more cases of heart disease and stroke
490,000 to 670,000 additional cancers
26 to 55 million quality-adjusted life-years lost
I tell my Boot Campers to say,”NOT ME” when they hear projections like this! We have the power to control our future on this subject! We want to complain about the powerless nature of the world where we are victims! Adult obesity’s only victim is the adults themselves! May sound harsh but I victimized myself!
Say “NOT ME” and re-visit your lifestyle to make sure you are on track to stay healthy! ~ “We only get ONE Body in this Lifetime, Feed it well, Care for it and Use it!” – Marcus McCleery
More Information: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html