Great Job Michigan!
Friday, August 3, 2012
| Category: Food
Great job, Michigan! We went from being the 10th fattest state in the nation just two years ago to the 6th! (Please sense my sarcasm) In total, more than 2/3's of Michigan residents are an unhealthy weight.
- In 2008, obesity-related health problems cost the state (and by extension, taxpayers) $3.1 billion
-If current trends continue, by 2018 we will have to spend approximately $12.5 billion
-Combined, lack of physical activity and poor nutrition is the 2nd leading cause of preventable death.
-In 1995, 18 percent of Michigan residents were considered obese. Today, it's nearly 32 percent.
If you need help getting control of your weight or health issues, please contact us! We want to help you, we want to help Lansing, we want to help the great state of Michigan!