September 14, 2017 Matthew

Obesity costs $1.5 Trillion per Decade in Healthcare costs

Perusing over some data from stateofobesity.org I discovered that obesity costs Americans $150 billion annually. That adds up to $1.5 trillion dollars every ten years.

Meanwhile $65 billion is spent on soda and $105 billion on beer each year in America. It’s hard think just how much money Americans literally throw away each year because they don’t care about their health.

As healthcare bills and debates are all the rage year in and year out, I don’t see this issue, this crisis, brought up much. America spends more on healthcare than any other country by a long shot. And it’s because their health is horrible.

Taking responsibility for our own bodies is important. The Bible teaches that our bodies are temples of God. I find that the word temple is significant in that Paul didn’t say something like mere containers of God. When you think of the word temple you think of something extravagant, beautiful, and majestic. The text tells us that though our bodies are corrupt they are still temples of the Holy Spirit and that should be our mindset. Take care of it.

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Cor. 6:19-20

Source: Obesity Rates & Trends Overview – The State of Obesity

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