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Fat 2 Fit: Can You Afford to Be Overweight and Out of Shape?

A disproportionate number of young Americans lack medical insurance. Yet young people—and the rest of us—need to maintain a healthy weight to avoid expensive, lifestyle-related medical conditions.

In the future, our wealth may depend upon our health. That's because one of the unfortunate by-products of being overweight and out of shape is the risk of increased medical expenses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the most common medical problems (heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some forms of cancer) are linked with excess weight and lack of fitness. … Back to Article

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