A Movement for a FIT and Healthy America
The Cost of Obesity in the USA in 2013 Keeps Rising

Obesity - A Huge Issue As Well

PHIT America realizes the tremendous issues with obesity. There are many organizations focused on this disease.  While obesity is not our primary focus, we emphasize that getting people more active and fit will dramatically reduce the number of Americans who are overweight or obese.

The Consequences Of Obesity 

 The CDC reports that as people's weight increases, reaching overweight and obese levels, the risks for the following conditions increase:

  • Coronary heart diseaseCDC Logo
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Stroke
  • Liver and gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility)

USA #1 With Children Who Are Overweight Or Obese

obesity by country 2015

     Source: The Aspen Institute Project Play

2015 Obesity Trends By State

See below the state-by-state obesity rates as reported by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Americans Have Packed On The Pounds

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Obesity Related Healthcare Costs Thru 2030

Obese costs and BMI change


Help Lower Healthcare Costs

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The Most Obese States

Top 10 States  


Obesity versus Inactivity: Which Is The Bigger Killer?

While being overweight and obese is very visible, the bigger killer is physical inactivity. Check out this web page for more information. Click Here

And, in a separate study of more than 300,000 adults over a 12-year period, reported by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, twice as many people died of physical inactivity versus obesity.



The Dramatic Effects of Physical Inactivity & Obesity On Children

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