Just a few fun or “not so fun” facts

I was looking through some of my notes from a class I took at a Wellness convention. I thought I would share some of these statistics with y’all. They are very interesting and something that we should ALL think about!

  • 3 trips to a fast food restaurant/week can cost you ~$1000.00 per year!
  • 1 12 pack of beer/week can cost you ~$600.00 per year
  • 1 pack of cigs a day will cost you ~ $1300/year
  • 1 in 50 people are 100 lbs overweight (this study was taken in 2008!) Imagine what it is today, 4 years later.
  • Obestiy is about to surpass smoking as the number 1 killer in America
  • 1/3 of American’s have hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • DId you know that Starbucks spends more on health care costs for their employees than they do on coffee? Great company to work for!
  • Less than 3% of Americans engage in ALL of the 4 most basic strategies for healthy living: Smoking, Healthy Weight, Eating 5 or more fruits & veggies/ day, Exercising regularly
  • Schools are one of the largest junk food source for our children
  • 1/3 of all US born kids born in 2000 will have type 2 diabetes in their lifetime!
  • 60% of overweight children 5-10 years old have 1 cardio vascular risk and 20% of children have 2 or more risks
  • Canola oil is good with heat, so use it for cooking. Olive oil is not so good with heat, so use it for cold dishes.

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