How Does Obesity Affect Our Nation’s Military?

How Does Obesity Affect Our Nation’s Military?

Reports show that many Americans are too unhealthy or overweight to qualify for the military, ultimately causing a concern for national security. One report showed that between 2006 and 2011, around 62,000 recruits, who showed up to enlist, failed their entrance physicals due to weight issues. The report also showed that one-quarter of all Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 were too overweight to enlist.

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How to Lower Your Insurance Premiums If You Have Diabetes

How to Lower Your Insurance Premiums If You Have Diabetes

Diabetes is a highly treatable, but potentially deadly, disease if left untreated or undiagnosed. According to the American Diabetes Association, both the death rate from heart disease and risk for stroke are two to four times higher for people with diabetes. It is the leading cause of kidney failure and new cases of blindness and is the reason for more than 60 percent of lower limb amputations.

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