Tag: obesity epidemic

We’re Exercising More But Getting Nowhere!

A study in Population Health Metrics shows that while we are exercising more as a country, we are not gaining in the battle of obesity. Obesity and physical inactivity are associated with several chronic conditions, increased medical care costs, and premature death.åÊ Using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS),...

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Obesity As a Disease – Really!

åÊ The American Medical Association recently voted to define obesity as a disease, making it a medical condition requiring treatment that should be covered by insurance. Obesity affects more than a third of adults and 17 percent of children nationwide. The AMA took its vote during its annual meeting after...

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Living in Denial

A White Paper by Catalyst Healthcare Research – LIVING IN DENIAL – is absolutely eye-opening in its revelations. There has been a huge push on wellness programs, particularly in the workplace. Yet often times the people who use them are the same health-conscious people who really don’t need them as...

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