Monday, December 19, 2011

Fat cats earn less. One cost of obesity.

 Fat Cats Earn Less
An article today from Health Day News examines the smaller paychecks of those who weigh more.  Though this is obviously unfair.  If fear or anger is the only motivator for change, those changes will not be sustainable.  The first step on the road lasting change is a vision and desire to move towards creative goals.  Creating health is much different from being on a diet.  Diets may last for a period of time while creating health is a change in lifestyle; an ongoing learning process.  What are the goals you want to set for your health and when do you want to begin?  Polly and I at Health Coach Resource are looking forward to listening to your goals and help you develop and acquire the tools you will need for the journey.

MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans have smaller paychecks than those who aren't overweight, and this difference is especially strong among women, a new study finds.
The analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth revealed that in 2004, overall average annual incomes were $8,666 less for obese women and $4,772 less for obese men compared with normal weight workers.
In 2008, obese women made an average of $5,826 (15 percent) less than normal-weight females, the George Washington University researchers said.
"This research broadens the growing body of evidence that shows that in addition to taxing health, obesity significantly affects personal finances," Christine Ferguson, a professor in the department of health policy, said in a university news release. "It also reinforces how prevalent stigma is when it comes to weight-related health issues."

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