The Cost of Being Fat to Society
If you are fat you might want to consider losing weight just to save yourself from being a burden to society. It is a widely acknowledged fact that the populations in the Western worlds are getting bigger and bigger.
According to a National Health and Nutrition Examination that was done in the United States in 2004 a whopping two thirds of adults in the United States were overweight and nearly one third in total of those surveyed could be classified as clinically obese.
Being too fat should be an ethical issue for most people. This is because it is such an unnecessary health problem and it is putting such a heavy burden on our health services industry in a lot of countries. As people get fatter and fatter so does the strain on our system. The fear is that these health systems are reaching the breaking point already.
That is why if you are obese you have a moral obligation to do something about it. You should also consider that the health systems that we have in place now are already starting to turn away individuals who are seen as self indulgent or self destructive.
If you know somebody who is overweight you might want to point out to them that they may not be able to receive treatment for any conditions that they bring on themselves in the near future. This is because many systems simply cannot afford to take care of people who don’t know how to take care of themselves.
Part of self-care is controlling your weight simply because weight gain leads to all kinds of chronic and even lethal health conditions that require medical treatment in a hospital or long term treatment.
Taking the first step towards weight loss is all about making sure that you are choosing a natural and healthy way to lose those pounds in the first place. Many people put off the chore of losing weight because they feel that their problem is too big to deal with. They might choose to ignore the problem because it is too expensive. This is very true if you live in place where you have to pay for medical attention. Your bill can double or triple because you are seriously overweight or obese.
The risks for undergoing serious medical treatment are much higher for overweight individuals and of course hospitals and doctors may start factoring this into how much they charge. The message – lose weight now and save money before you develop an obesity related illness!