Keeping people healthy is the most effective and most intuitive ways to reduce health care spending. One of the biggest drivers of preventable diseases is obesity. A third of the country is obese, and another third is overweight. Only a third of the U.S. falls within the normal weight range. Over 30 chronic illnesses are related to obesity, from diabetes and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s.
A study conducted by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) showed that the U.S. could save nearly $30 billion in 5 years, $150 billion in 10 years, and a whopping $600 billion in 20 years, if the U.S. could reduce the obesity rate by only 5%.
More than ½ of all Americans live with a chronic disease. Many of which are related to weight and physical inactivity, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. A wide range of studies have shown that effective programs in communities can reduce obesity rates, improve nutrition, and increase physical activity. Some are simple, such as building sidewalks, and access to parks. Others require business and government partnerships, like wellness program tax credits.
The New York Academy of Medicine reviewed a number of clinical studies and concluded that, community-based programs were effective in reducing obesity and obesity related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and some forms of cancer. The American Heart Association concluded in their own review that, cardiovascular problems can be prevented or at least delayed until old age through physical activity and diet. Interestingly, they found that every $1 spent on bike trails and walking paths reduced medical expenses by $3. They also found that, changes in diet and activity reduced the incidence of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%, which is twice as high as commonly used drugs. The list goes on.
If you are overweight or obese, the best thing that you can do for yourself is to lose weight. Losing weight is tough, and programs like Anvanca® can help.
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