The CDC's Ominous Warning

Great Lakes Fitness Co. tackles the CDC's warning on obesity with empowerment and community support, aiming for a healthier future.
Cal Bauer
February 25, 2024
The CDC's Ominous Warning

A few months ago, the CDC released data that has shone a light on a growing concern that echoes through the halls of our community and hearts: the obesity epidemic. It's a topic that's far from black and white, wrapped in layers of complexity that involve health, lifestyle, and societal structures.

At Great Lakes Fitness Co., we've always believed in the power of community and personal empowerment to overcome challenges. With a Vision Statement to help “people of the lakeshore live longer healthier lives…” we can’t help but be affected on a foundational level by data like this.

Understanding the Challenge

Obesity is a multifaceted issue that affects millions. It's not merely about weight; it's about the health risks associated with it, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The CDC's warning highlights the increasing prevalence of obesity and its implications for public health.

With this announcement, the CDC reports that obesity prevalence shot up across all states within the US in 2022. All states now have obesity levels over 20%, and 22 states reported >35% as obese, a number that only 3 states reported in 2021.

This information, coupled with the fact that:

At some point, the challenge isn’t simply to live better, it’s to be able to live at all.

We’re heading in the WRONG direction, FAST.

Our Role

This is where communities like ours play a crucial role. Fitness is not just a journey towards a number on a scale; it's about building a lifestyle that fosters wellness, resilience, and happiness. It's about creating a supportive environment where everyone feels empowered to take charge of their health. It’s to help people live longer and better with their loved ones.

At Great Lakes Fitness Co., we're committed to providing the tools, support, and motivation to help our members navigate their fitness journeys. Whether it's through personalized training programs, nutrition, or community fitness events, we're here to guide and inspire each individual every step of the way.

A Call to Action

The CDC's warning is a stark reminder of the work that lies ahead. But it's also an opportunity for us to band together, to support one another, and to make a positive impact on our health and the health of our communities.

Let's take this challenge head-on. Let's inspire and be inspired. We're not just fighting an epidemic; we're nurturing a revolution towards a healthier, more vibrant future.

If you or someone you know needs to take steps towards a healthier life, book a No Sweat Intro here. Would love to chat.


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