Monthly Archives: July 2009

Obesity costs US health system $147 billion a year

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Obesity-related diseases account for nearly 10 percent of all medical spending in the United States or an estimated $147 billion a year, U.S. researchers said Monday. They said obese people spend 40 percent more — or $1,429 more per year — in healthcare costs than people of normal weight. “It is critical […]

Team Beachbody Success Story Katie Moran

Katie Moran was convinced that she would always be a “big” girl, and she was weighed down with negative thoughts. Katie had such low self-esteem that she thought it was impossible for her to lose weight even with proper exercise and nutrition. Katie’s negative thoughts were so crippling that they prevented her from going to […]

Step Up and Be Part of the Solution

We live in the unhealthiest society in the world.  We rank 26th in longevity, just ahead of Cuba in 27th. According to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius,  “We spend 50 percent more per person on health care than the average developed country, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. We spend […]

How to Change Bad Habits and Unhealthy Routines

We’re creatures of habit – sometimes bad habits. And changing bad habits that have hardened into unhealthy routines is difficult. That’s why we’ve prepared this handy list of easy suggestions for achieving a healthier lifestyle, organized into three categories: Fitness, Nutrition, and Motivation. Maybe you’ll like one or two enough to start forming some good […]

Ever wondered what happened to the signers of the Declaration of Independence? 1

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 […]