We all know about the health risks associated with being obese. The physical burden that being obese puts your body speaks for itself. But what about the financial burden that being obese adds? Why is this never mentioned as another factor that people should consider?
Recently, George Washington University published a study on the true costs of obesity. While it’s obvious that obese people will pay more in medical bills, this study takes into account things like, sick-leave, productivity, and even the cost for extra gasoline. The results were shocking. Even more shocking was the difference in “true costs” between men and women!
Cost of Obesity – The Numbers
The researchers at George Washington University found that being obese costs an obese person, on average, over $3,700. The difference between obese men and women was even more staggering. Obese men pay an extra $2,646/ year while obese women pay an extra $4,879! Want to know what it feels like to be obese? Once per week, drive down the highway and throw a $100 bill out of the window. Yikes!
Cost of Obesity – Ending The Trend
At Beachbody, we’re on a mission. Yes, selling workout DVDs is nice, and it pays the bills, but that’s not the ultimate goal. The goal is to get people moving in the right direction. The goal is to create a lifestyle change in people so that they never want to go back to the “old me.” The goal is to End the Trend of obesity.
With 2 out of 3 Americans overweight or obese we have a lot of work to do and we need help! If you have a passion for health, fitness, and most importantly, helping others then I would like to invite you to take a moment and consider becoming a coach with Beachbody. No, you don’t have to be an expert or even in perfect shape. But you do need a passion to help others and make a significant difference in the lives of the people you care about. Are you up for the challenge? Learn more about being a coach with Beachbody here then let’s schedule a time to chat. I look forward to helping you help those people who are important in your life.
Let’s get to work.