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Obesity is Costly – Especially for Women

General speaking women have higher living expenses then men- makeup, hair products, skin care products, waxing, weekly manicure and pedicures, monthly facials, quarterly microdermabrasion, feminine products, etc. So, it shouldn’t surprise us to hear obese women have higher living expenses than obese men and non-obese women. ¹Adult women who are obese often spend as much as $4,879 extra towards living expenses, while men often rack up about $2,646 in additional expenses incurred for being obese. Obesity can have an affect on individual’s personal life, as it can cause people to feel self-conscious about their bodies. However, many people don’t realize how big of an impact it has on their professional life as well. Not only does the lack of mobility have an affect on the type of work that can be done, but obesity can make an individual more prone to illness, causing missed days of work. ² Additional, recent analysis by researchers at George Washington University, located in Washington D.C., suggests obese women make less compared to related working non obese women and obese men. Plastic Surgery is a moot matter. Individuals decide to undergo procedures for different reasons, from aesthetic purposes to necessity. The outcomes from a procedure may not just enhance your personal life, but can make an impact in your professional life as well. Obesity may be caused by numerous factors including genetic endowment, inadequate diet, lack of physical exercise, childbirth and hormonal imbalance, among other things. A lot of people choose to make the necessary changes in their life to loose weight, become healthier and accomplish weight loss, but do not ever acquire the confidence they believed they would because of lax, dropping skin. Extra skin is oftentimes bothersome not merely to see but can be galling in clothes too. If you’re such an individual an abdominoplasty, arm lift, thigh lift or another type of procedure might help you attain the overall end results you want by toning your shape. Obesity rates among Americans, especial children are growing. ³ Nearly 300,000 premature deaths were caused by Obesity and related illness. Being obese can make you more acceptable to other illnesses. Do not allow it to be your issue. If you’re gaining weight or are overweight, consult with a doctor or dietician to determine what is the best wellness regime for you to achieve a healthier weight. If your stomach muscles are lax due to childbirth or you have drooping skin because of weight loss contact a board certified plastic surgeon, like me to find out about procedures that might help shape your body after weight loss. For additional information on plastic surgery procedures, contact one of my three office locations in the Northern Baltimore Maryland, DC, Maryland area or visit the following page on my website to learn about body procedures /body/. Resources: 1.) Rabin, Roni C. “Disparities: Obesity Costs Women More, Study Finds” New York Times Online. 27 September 2010. 8 Dec. 2010 <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/health/research/28disparities.html?_r=1&ref=research>. 2.) Dor, Avi Ph.D.; Ferguson, Christine J.D.; Langwith, Casey B.A.; Tan, Ellen M.Sc.”A Heavy Burden: The Individual Costs of Being Overweight and Obese in the United States.” The George Washington University, School of Public Health Services, Department of Health Policy 21 Sept. 2010 2. 8 Dec. 2010 <http://www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/healthpolicy/pdf/HeavyBurdenReport.pdf>. 3.) Center on an Aging Society, Georgetown Univeristy.”Childhood Obesity A lifelong threat to health.” Online. December 8, 2010.<http://ihcrp.georgetown.edu/agingsociety/pdfs/obesity.pdf>.

December 8, 2010 11:19 pm
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