Welcome to FightObesityNow.com!

October 3, 2010

This site is dedicated to helping people lose weight the healthy way.

I’m going to start with something I’m very passionate about…

America is in trouble. We’ve gotten so used to winning, that we’ve become complacent.  We’ve become lazier, more dependent and less productive.

We’ve gotten good at blaming others – the government, corporations, lawyers, immigrants, wall street, journalists, foreign countries, politicians.  And, there is probably enough blame to go around.

It’s time for us to start looking at ourselves.  It’s time for us to make America better by making ourselves better.  It’s not about politics, economics or culture.  Those are hard and slow to change.  It’s about our own health.

Everything starts with how we feel, how much we can do in a day, how mentally sharp we are, how much endurance we have.

Our unhealthy lifestyles are destroying us from the inside.  So, what does this have to do with America?  There are 3 answers.

First, life is tougher when you’re not healthy.  Healthier people are simply happier.  They spend more of their time doing the things they want to do.  They are more productive.  They are able to do more.

Second, unhealthy people are a huge drain on our global competitiveness.  Healthier people are more creative, more efficient and more productive.

Third, unhealthy people are VERY expensive.  Today, healthcare costs represent almost 20% of the money spent in our economy.  A large chunk of this money is spent treating completely preventable diseases.  This is simply unsustainable.  Our economy can’t afford this.  We’re borrowing money from our children and their children to pay for this.  And, people with unpreventable diseases get less care as a result.

America is under attack today from within.  It’s time to fight back.  Let’s declare war on obesity and the lifestyle that leads to it!  We are our own enemy.  And, most of us know how to win.  It starts by looking in the mirror and being honest about what we see.  Government can’t fix this for us.

Here’s how we do it.  It couldn’t be simpler.  Eat better.  Get more exercise.  Sleep well.  Avoid the things we all know to be unhealthy – like chemicals, alcohol, sugar and tobacco.

Eat better.  Eat food that looks like it came from nature – fruits, vegetables, nuts, lean meats, fish.  When you can’t eat “real food,” eat things that are made from it.  Eat less.  Most people don’t need nearly as many calories as they consume.

Exercise more.  Walking is free and easy.  Do some stretching every day.  Get back on your bike.  Learn to swim.  Join a softball team.  You don’t have to run marathons.  Just walk a few places you drive to today.  Spend part of your free time doing active things – working in your yard, walking around your neighborhood, volunteering.  Even a few minutes of good exercise a day can make a huge difference!


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