*Health affects wealth. What do you do for exercise? “Recreational” exercise, including gym trips and scheduled runs, constitutes only 4% of the average person’s daily physical exertion. Source
*In 2007, Americans spent approximately $17.7 billion on all over the
counter medicines. $1.4 billion of it was on heartburn medicine alone.
*The the average cost for a private room in a nursing facility was more than $75,000 a year in 2010.
*Obese employees are more likely to be absent from work as a result of
illness or injury than normal-weight employees. $1,000 to $6,000 in
added cost per year for each obese employee. Total cost of obesity to
U.S. employers — including lost productivity — at $73 billion a year.
*A 2010 George Washington University School of Public Health and Health
Services study estimated the overall cost of obesity, including the
value of years lost to premature death, at $8,365 a year for obese women
and $6,518 a year for obese men.
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