The Journey Starts Today.
The Now Lets Get Fit Foundation would like to invite you to join us on our journey as we help combat obesity throughout the country. Our mission is to bring the importance of a healthy lifestyle into every home in the world. People everywhere are looking for answers for their health and we’re here to help.
Now Lets Get Fit is designed to inform communities of the health risks and higher costs of living associated with obesity. We aim to create a fun, inspiring and interactive educational experience with special guests and health care specialists through events, educational tools and fitness activities.
Obesity is the number one cause for many health related issues and contributes to the high cost of health care. Now Lets Get Fit was created out of the necessity to educate communities on the effects of obesity and living an unhealthy lifestyle.
STEPS TO REACH YOUR GOAL
Obesity is one of the biggest drivers of preventable chronic diseases and healthcare costs in the United States. One third of American adults, adolescents and children are obese. At its current pace, obesity is estimated to affect almost half of the world’s adult population by 2030. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention, About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese. Today about 1 in 3 children and teens are overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity in children more than tripled from 1971 to 2011. ith good reason, childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking.
Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. The rise in weight and obesity related problems has not only cost billions of people their health but also carries significant costs to the economy. Currently, estimates for these costs range from $147 billion to nearly $210 billion per year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Adult Obesity in the United States
According to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in four states, 30 percent in 25 states and are above 20 percent in all states. Louisiana has the highest adult obesity rate at 36.2 percent and Colorado has the lowest at 20.2 percent.
Diabetes in the United States
Mississippi has the highest rate of diabetes at 14.7 percent. Ten of the 12 states with the highest type 2 diabetes rates are in the South. The CDC projects that one-in-three adults could have diabetes by 2050.
Inactivity in the United States
Eighty percent of American adults do not meet the government's national physical activity recommendations for aerobic and muscle strengthening. Mississippi had the highest reported percentage of inactivity among adults at 36.8 percent