Get Up & Move!

The benefits of physical activity and its positive affect on the body. Remaining active has been proven to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, prevent cognitive decline, improve memory, increase relaxation and people have been proven to be more positive.

Information received of its importance came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mentioning, “regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.”

According to the CDC among younger adults, age 20-39 the obesity rate was 30.3% in 2012.

The public should be mindful of this topic because “during the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.”

“The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.” Now you see more and more gyms popping up everyday. This helps because it allows people to go and be active for low prices/memberships in good environments. For the future this could be big, it could lessen the obesity rate in the U.S. along with other health issues effecting our people today.

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