The Actual Cost Of Obesity

The Actual Cost Of Obesity As rates of obesity continue to climb, fewer institutions of higher learning are requiring physical education courses. According to an Oregon State University study published in the journal Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, only 39% of American 4-year colleges and universities had a P.E. requirement. Eighty years ago, 97% of these schools required P.E. coursework for graduation.

True Strength Moment: Research from George Washington University pegs the out of pocket expense of obesity as $4,879 per year for women. It's estimated to cost men $2,626 every year they are classified as obese. These estimated costs do not include the expense of health insurance. You don't need a PhD in Economics to figure out that staying active from a young age can pay big dividends later in life.
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