Invest in Weight Loss: Some Obesity Facts

“Yeah, yeah, yeah,” is what you’re thinking.

Here come all of the obesity facts. You think I’m going to talk about all of the money you spend on fast food, junk food, and those other sinful pleasures, or at least sinful as defined by the health nuts with six pack abs. No more guilt trips. What if we could show you that by simply losing weight, you could add thousands of dollars a year to your salary?

What does obesity cost? Let’s look at some obesity facts. When you don’t maintain your weight it costs the
country as well as costing you. With 67% of the United States overweight, the National Institutes of Health estimates obesity is costing the country $100...

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4 Responses to Invest in Weight Loss: Some Obesity Facts

  1. anonymous says:

    “Although unfair”….is there an end for this sentence?

  2. Jeffrey says:

    Apologies — html mistake — fixed

  3. Marsha says:

    How did you come up with these calculations? How does it cost over $8000 per year for a woman to be overweight?
    I’m not overweight. My BMI is in the healthy range. But, I can’t imagine why I would be spending $8000 more per year if I were overweight. The cost of extra food?

  4. Debbie M says:

    I don’t think you’re losing the whole 8K. The linked article mentions “things like employee sick days, lost productivity, even the need for extra gasoline … wages … earlier death … disability claims.” They’re talking about societal costs, not necessarily your costs. Frankly, an early death costs me less!

    I know that some medical tools cost more for very large or very heavy people than the standard tools that don’t work for them.

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