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Obesity Rate at All-Time High – Finds US Health Rankings® Annual Report

Obesity RateRegarded as a serious health concern, obesity is a leading cause of illness and death in the United States. Being overweight increases the risk of several health complications such as heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, certain types of cancers (breast, colon, and endometrial) sleep apnea and other breathing problems. For women, obesity can cause problems in the reproductive system. Obese people also experience higher level of pain that can directly affect their quality of life, limiting their ability to perform routine activities. Having a sedentary lifestyle, eating a poor diet (foods high in fats and calories), genetics and certain medical conditions are the common causes of obesity. It is therefore extremely important that obesity is treated aggressively. Reliable pain management and rehabilitation centers in Brooklyn, NYC offer effective weight loss programs that help people achieve a healthy body weight.

According to the United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report, the nation’s obesity rate has reached the highest-level this year. America’s Health Rankings Annual Report is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis.

Obesity is a leading contributor to cardiovascular diseases, cancer and other related conditions. Furthermore, an increase in drug deaths, suicides, and cardiovascular disease deaths is directly contributing to an increase in premature deaths. The key findings of the study include –

  • The rate of obesity exceeded 30 percent of the adult population for the first time in the US Health Rankings history – about 5 percent in the past year (which include – from 29.9 percent to 31.3 percent).
  • The incidence of premature deaths increased by 3 percent (that is – from 7,214 to 7,432 years lost before age 75 per 100,000 people).

The findings of the 2018 Annual Report highlight obesity as a severe health epidemic that continues to grow. It signifies that more number of people will develop obesity-related chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, joint problems, cardiovascular problems and certain types of cancer. Extra body weight can put additional stress on the joints (like the hips and knees).

Integrating positive lifestyle habits that give equal importance to a balanced/healthy diet and regular physical exercise can help reduce or prevent obesity in the long run. Enrolling in weight loss programs offered by leading multispecialty healthcare centers in Brooklyn, NYC is a great option that could help people reduce body weight by limiting food cravings and controlling appetite. The auricular therapy weight loss program does not involve surgery, medication or any invasive measures. It involves the application of light electrical stimulation to precise points on the external ear. This releases chemicals or endorphins that affect the digestive and hormonal systems of the body, minimizing the cravings and controlling the appetite.

A leading multi-specialty healthcare center based in Brooklyn, NYC – HealthQuest offers special discounts this New Year for Weight Loss programs throughout January 2019. HealthQuest offers this program at $350 for all six sessions, which is normally $400. People who are joining for this program as a group of two can enjoy great discounts as the program is offered at $600, which is normally $700.

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