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Is Your Job To Blame? Is It Slowly Killing You!


Answer these questions below…HONESTLY

1.  Are you sitting down most of the day?

2.  Is there a vending machine or lunch room near you with poor nutritional choices?

3.  Is work related stress leading to big unhealthy meals as a way to feel gratification?

4.  Do you find yourself relying on a soft-drink at 2pm to get through the day?

5.  Do you suffer from wrist, back and shoulder pain due to poor ergonomics?

We don’t need to know your answers, we already know them!  4 out of 5, if not 5 out of 5 are happening every day in most workplaces in the United States.  Vending machines are filled with sugary drinks, sugary snacks and when vendors/reps/the boss bring food into the office it’s typically pizza or donuts.  The chair you sit in doesn’t fit you well and you’re scared to get up and walk around the office & stretch since sales are down and the boss is marching up and down the hallways.  This all leads to a lack of motivation and puts you in a mood for a Coke, Cheeseburger & Fries at lunch to make you feel somewhat good.  At 2pm that terrible hits you hard and you’re about to fall asleep so you reach for a Mt. Dew from the vending machine and with that decision  you’ve successfully made 5 bad decisions that will lead to an unhealthy life and probably long-term issues like Diabetes.

Unique U can help.  We frequently talk to businesses about how to make the right decisions throughout the day that lead to a healthier, happier life.  For more information call us or fill out the consultation form on the right side of the screen.

Adult Obesity Facts

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Obesity is common, serious and costly

  • More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese. [Read data brief  [PDF-528Kb]]
  • Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. [Read guidelines]
  • In 2008, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. [Read summary]

Obesity affects some groups more than others

  • Non-Hispanic blacks have the highest age-adjusted rates of obesity (49.5%) compared with Mexican Americans (40.4%), all Hispanics (39.1%) and non-Hispanic whites (34.3%) [See JAMA. 2012;307(5):491-497. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.39].

Obesity and socioeconomic status

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  • Among non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American men, those with higher incomes are more likely to be obese than those with low income.
  • Higher income women are less likely to be obese than low-income women.
  • There is no significant relationship between obesity and education among men. Among women, however, there is a trend—those with college degrees are less likely to be obese compared with less educated women.
  • Between 1988–1994 and 2007–2008 the prevalence of obesity increased in adults at all income and education levels.