Examining USA Obesity Epidemic Statistics

fast food mealObesity is connected with a laundry list of the most common causes of preventable death, including heart disease, stroke, type two diabetes and in the USA it’s growing at an amazingly scary pace.

We’re taking a look at a big public health epidemic that should be stopped.

For the past 30 years, it has skyrocketed across western countries and small countries. Childhood obesity is a critical problem in America putting kids and adolescents at risk for poor health. It is expected to rise and cause a whole new generation of obesity in the US.

What are the causes of this epidemic?

Clearly, the fact that the general public is so lacking when it comes to having the proper information about eating healthy is a big part of this. Also the lack of readily available information about the best approaches to fixing ones nutrition plan and the poor availability and affordability of healthful foods add to this issue.

Many people cite the fact that they work long days and don’t have the time to prepare healthy meals as a reason that they are unable to maintain a healthy weight. That said there are some new supplements like Ultra Omega Burn on the market that can potentially make losing weight a lot easier.

Fixing the problem

Of course the first step is to talk to your doctor or another healthcare practitioner who you trust to get their recommendation on how to address an obesity problem. The good news is that if you are only somewhat overweight then you may likely be able to improve on the problem without drastic medical intervention.

There are many other weight loss options out there including the aforementioned dietary supplements, as well as exercise class, hypnosis and a range of therapeutic treatments. You may also be eligible clinical trials, so if this is something that interests you then you may want to discuss with your doctor in order to determine if there are any if clinical trials are correct for you. Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances so you may want to look into this.

If you are a parent it is particularly important that you set a good example for your kids by modeling a healthy diet and an overall healthy lifestyle, so you should always aim to provide a variety of healthy snack for youngsters to enjoy.

Currently, there are about 125 million obese kids and adolescents world wide who have a BMI score over 30.

Even if your son or daughter is a picky eater and wishes to eat exactly the same vegetable daily, that’s still an excellent choice. Children with weight issues are somewhat more likely to miss school and repeat a grade than children that are at a healthy weight. On top of that, obese children are somewhat more likely to come up with quite a few health problems as adults. And kids and adolescents with obesity have an increased chance of social and mental issues, they are more likely to get picked on and inadequate self-esteem, which can continue into adulthood.

Clearly this is a major problem for all of society, but hopefully it is something that can be fixed overtime.

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Sexual Problems In Men Over 40 Linked To Declining Economy?

Is there a link between the declining sexual health in men over 40 and our country’s current economic problems? Although somewhat of a risque subject, there have been many to hypothesize a connection between the poor state of the United State’s finances and the apparently increasing number of US men over 40 experiencing sexual dysfunction issues like ED (erectile dysfunction) and decreased libido.

While I think that we can safely assume that these sexual issues probably have more than a few causes, all working in conjuncture with each other, the possibility that there may be economic factors involved was something that I found quite interesting.

In the (admittedly limited) research I conducted I discovered that while many studies have named stress as a major cause of ED, the underlying root cause of sad stress has rarely been looked into deeply, specifically in terms of how it could affect men’s sexual health.

I would wager however that financial woes are the number one leading cause of stress in America, followed closely by health and family issues. therefore it only stands to reason that the past few decades of lackluster growth and a worsening job market would be major causes of stress for older men.

As we’ve all heard – the gap between the wealthy and the impoverished is growing at an alarming rate. The middle-class is shrinking and it only makes sense that those Americans who have “fallen out” of the middle class would be experience a high degree of stress as well as the accompanying health-related side effects.

Like I talked about in my last post, corporate America is making life hard on their employees who they routinely exploit and control. In a situation like that it only makes sense that men would be struggling to maintain healthy libidos and sex-lives into their forties and beyond.

Treating ED:

One positive note however is the fact that these days there are a great many more options for men dealing with these types of issues including herbal remedies, supplements like 5G Male, therapists of every kind, and even sexual education curriculum intended for adults.

Natural ED Supplement 5G Male PLUS:

After all, while our country’s financial future may still look a bit hazy, let’s not let it destroy our sex lives for gosh sakes!

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The Financial Outlook For 2016

A few years ago when this website was originally started the big question was whether the US was going to go over the so-called “fiscal cliff”. And while that certainly made for exciting, edge of your seats headline, the fact of the matter is that this was, in my humble opinion, never a real threat.

Why? Because the US economy is not something that can ever be fully understood by the public. Sure, there are a lot of economists, with fancy degrees who will talk for hours about government policy and the ramifications of this loophole, or that exemption, and they’ll feel oh-so-smart for their “understanding” of the economy, but really they are totally clueless! It just makes them feel good to think that they know what is going on, and if they can get some University or some corporation to pay them a decent salary for being an “expert” then more power to them, I guess.

My point is this, listening to these experts is a complete waste of time for the typical American investor/citizen. Sure, if your career is centered around debating things like fiscal cliffs and economic policy, then I guess it makes sense to follow what the “experts” are saying. But, if you are part of the other 99.992% of the population, it’s probably a better idea to ignore all that nonsense and focus on what really matters – your own personal financial situation.

Which brings us (finally) to the subject of today’s post – the financial outlook for 2016.

It’s hard to believe, but the great recession of 2008 was 7 years ago, and the past few years the stock market has been delivering healthy returns for investors. Of course there are those economic “experts” who will tell you that the market is about to crash and that we are on the verge of another recession, if not a full blown economic collapse, buhahaha.

Instead, I have a bit of a rosier outlook… And I’m not the only one. Here’s an article about that on the New York Times website.

That sounds pretty good. But what about the stock market”? How that going to be doing in 2016?

Well, according to Forbes.com“Market pundits predicting ‘crisis’ and ‘crash’ deserve our mocking laughter”

I love it. Their article goes on to say that market crashes are: “…the result of new information entering the marketplace, not what you, me, and the pundits already know.”

Which is exactly my point. These guys have no idea. All we can make our investing decisions on is the information that we do have, and based on the info I’ve come across, thing are looking just fine.

Corporate America Doesn’t Respect Parenthood!

It’s not just corporate employers who are guilty of cruel insensitivity. Just look at the terrible example the US government has set with it’s Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 which mandates a minimum 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Sure, twelve weeks may sound like a lot compared to the measly 2-4 weeks of paid vacation that most employees receive, but bear in mind that this 12 weeks is all that new mothers get before they are forced to leave their new babies to return to work.

To put this in perspective for you, in Germany, mothers are given 120 weeks of unpaid leave, and that’s on top of the first 42 weeks of paid time that they get off work to heal and bond with their need babies. That’s 10X the unpaid leave that we get in America, plus they get almost a whole year of paid time off too. I won’t go over all the countries that hook new moms up, but France is another noteworthy one. France gives new moms 142 weeks of unpaid time off on top of 20 weeks paid.

Many people will tell you that something like this “would never work”. Just imagine all those pregnant moms behind the counter at fast food restaurants like McDonald’s, all getting paid for months by their employers to stay home a nurture their brand new babies. My gosh, they wouldn’t have to go on welfare! So we, the taxpayers, would be supporting them, it would be their employers supporting them. What a novel concept. Of course those same people who told you that this would never work will also tell you that making employers give paid time off would cause them to raise prices. I mean, you might end up paying a buck more for your cheeseburger, heaven forbid.

The way I see it, if mother’s were allowed to stay home longer with their babies it would strengthen society as a whole, and improve the quality of family life for the vast majority of Americans. These days the bonds of family have eroded. Women need to buy guides on how to potty train their kids, rather than simply reaching out to their own mothers and other women in their community who can share their own experience and maternal wisdom.

It’s not like I have no sensitivity towards the companies who employ mother’s. Obviously giving new moms time off, both paid and unpaid is going to effect a business’ bottom line. In the end what it really comes down to is ethics. Is it ethical not to pay a new mother in your employ, who needs time off to care for her offspring? In my opinion the answer is a resounding “no”, but this is something that we all need to decide for ourselves.

New Book Exposes What Men Secretly Want

There is a new program out there that promises to reveal to women what men secretly want. This was pretty funny, because as a guy I’m pretty clear on what I want in terms of dating and women, and I’m pretty sure that I don’t have any “secret wants” that I am hiding or anything like that. Now, I can’t speak for all men, but I am pretty sure that none of the guys I know have any weird secret things that they want either, except for possibly some kinky bedroom stuff that they might keep secret from the women they date at first so as not to freak them out.

This begs the question do men want from their wives, girlfriends, and the other women that they date and fraternize with? Obviously this is something that women are super confused about hence the need for programs like what men secretly want which is also sometimes referred to as the be irresistible program, or courses like the drama method which teaches women how to attract man by using a special kind of “drama”.

Man oh man women must be really confuse if they think that drama is very attractive man, heck drama queens are like the biggest turnoff to me personally.

But what do I know? Just because I’ve been man for 38 years doesn’t mean I’m some sort of expert on male psychology now does it? Maybe men really do respond well to this special kind of drama, and perhaps there really is something that men secretly want from women that I just have no clue about. This being said, I would delight my readers by quickly listing off a few things that I found men pretty much want for women universally.

First, is sex. This should come as no big surprise. This man with healthy sex drives we typically rush to engage in some form of intercourse on a daily basis.

Next on the list is a lack of nagging. I don’t know how many times guys need to tell women this but we really hate being nagged by you all! It is so annoying and really interferes with our enjoyment of life and our relationships with you.

Other then this, we also want women to keep up appearances and look sexy. We are not due to be supermodels or anything like that, but if you were a size 5 when we met you we really hope that you will be able to stay within a few dress sizes of that for the duration of our relationship. If you to a size 20 that is can be a disappointment because it’s just not a good look for most people and its hard for most normal guys to really feel sexually attracted to a woman that large.

More common things that guys want their relationships companionship, nurturing, support, and fun. Basically men want to have warm friendly relationships with women in their lives so they can joke around and really enjoy one another’s company. Other than that, there really isn’t much more that the average guy is looking for in a woman. Of course if she is a good cook and cooks for him regularly, and keeps the house tidy and so forth those are bonuses as well, but generally speaking in this day and age guys aren’t really hung up on whether or not a woman is going to cook for him.