Global Epidemic

Read the below numbers. The CDC defines obesity with body mass index. I feel that number is irrelevant as its based on physical features you can not escape. Your height and mere structure how you are built. I feel a much better gauge is body fat. Any male over 26% and any female over 32% is in jeopardy of being obese.

In 2017 the CDC reported that approximately 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed were associated with being overweight and obese. This includes esophageal, colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, stomach, kidney, liver, ovarian, pancreatic, thyroid and postmenopausal

Think about this. If you fall into this category you are a statistic of a global epidemic. Why not take action and be a statistic on what well/fit looks like.

You have control over your health. You have to decide do I want to be a statistic and die with a potential cancerous disease or do I want to live a long healthy life. What you put into your body matters. What you say yes to matters. Moderation to me is ludicrous.

If we know smoking and tobacco causes cancer then we choose not to do it. Thats a well known fact. So if we know processed foods that spike insulin causing us to be insulin resistant will create excess body fat. Then we know body fat causes the above cancers why do you choose to use those non food products.

Ask yourself do I want cancer. Do I want chronic disease? Do I want to be a burden to society, family and friends? Thats what will happen if you do not make change.

From the WHO *(World Health Organization) reported these numbers

Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.

  • In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese.

  • 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese.

  • Most of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.

  • 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2016.

  • Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016.

  • Obesity is preventable.

The CDC has similar numbers

The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015~2016

The prevalence of obesity was 18.5% and affected about 13.7 million children and adolescents.

  • Obesity prevalence was 13.9% among 2- to 5-year-olds, 18.4% among 6- to 11-year-olds, and 20.6% among 12- to 19-year-olds. Childhood obesity is also more common among certain populations.

Aaron Conklin