Did you know that obesity is on the rise in this country?  Pretty amazing fact, right?  As of now, just about 1 out of every 3 American adults is obese and 1 out of 5 youth.  Now THAT’S disturbing.  Did you also know that obesity has been directly linked to conditions like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, arthritis, acid reflux, and infertility just to name a few?  It has also been indirectly linked to conditions like osteoporosis and even certain forms of cancers.  The fact of the matter is is that most people just aren’t active enough.  Only an estimated 15% of the population meets the general recommendation of 30 minutes at least 3 times per week.  People have been looking for the fountain of youth for longer than we can imagine.  The simplicity lies in the actuality of the answer….exercise.  Exercise can help reduce or even eliminate ALL of the conditions listed above.  It’s amazing!  People are shocked at what maladies they suffer from, and then, lo and behold when they get their lives in check and make better choices, those things just magically go away.  It’s not super science, it’s simple.  Plus, what is the one thing that most Americans are also worried about?  Aging.  Nobody wants to get older.  Exercise also helps raise your Growth Hormone levels that keep you younger looking longer.  Instead of an injected prescription that screws up your body’s chemistry, lift some weights and run some stairs.  Much more cost efficient.  Get active, America!  Your future and your kids’ future depends on it.