Obesity? Working from home can cause obesity???
Obesity is the Bane of the Work-From-Home Entrepreneur
When I started working from home five years ago, I didn’t even think about the possibility of gaining weight and/or inches. However, I’m here to tell ya it can and does happen. I’ve had many a conversation with many an entrepreneur, and we all admit that working from home can be hazardous to our health.
If we’re not exceedingly careful, day after day of being tethered to our “work stations” has a deleterious effect on our body, mind, and spirit!
The fridge is calling. The cupboard beckons. Taking a quick break from our computer screen means inhaling a granola bar and chugging down a soda or two.
And with weight gain, inactivity, and “inch creep” comes a long parade of horribles:
- Stroke or heart attack
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Social isolation
- You get the picture
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- In 2009-2010 more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) were obese.
- The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
- Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
According to Dr. Wayne S. Andersen, co-founder of Take Shape For Life® and New York Times best-selling author:
- The largest cause of illness in America is obesity.
- Obesity is a worldwide epidemic.
- Current statistics (2013) show that the United States leads the world, with over 67% of Americans either overweight or obese.
~Discover Your Optimal Health by Dr. Wayne S. Andersen (Chapter 1)
As more and more of my coaching clients, friends, colleagues, and family members expressed frustration and futility over their ever-expanding waistlines, I made the wise decision to incorporate optimal health coaching into my services:
- I made sure physical health was a part of my group coaching program Peak Performance.
- I enlisted the help of my good friend and colleague Gerilyn Burnett to get a better understanding of nutrition and fitness.
- I decided to become certified as an independent health coach with Take Shape For Life®.
- I decided to integrate Dr. Andersen’s Habits of Health into my daily routine.
It’s time, ladies.
If you’re thinking about getting healthy, do it. Do it now.
“Healthy” does NOT mean deprivation. “Healthy” means abundance!!!
Let’s turn the tide on obesity and step fully into the person we’re designed to be.
Please leave a comment below with your take on this sensitive topic.
And contact me if you need help.
To Your Health, My Health, America’s Health, Global Health!