The average American consumes about 50% more calories than that which is needed for optimal health. This would not be such a big problem if these calories were burnt off through daily exercise, but, at 600 calories per hour of running, the average American would have to run for 90 minutes a day to maintain a healthy weight. And let’s face it, very few Americans exercise for 90 minutes per week (let alone 90 minutes per day). That’s why 3 out of every 4 Americans will be overweight by 2020…
Fact: America (and the rest of the developed world) can blow as much money as they want on diet and weight-loss fads, but they will keep getting fatter until they correct their energy balance. It really is that simple.
Type II diabetes is one of the best examples of our self-induced degenerative disease epidemic. As shown in the infographic below, it is by far the most common type of diabetes and also the most preventable.
There is a clear link between our skyrocketing obesity levels and our skyrocketing diabetes levels.
The same old question remains: Why are we doing this to ourselves?