cost of obesity: thousands of dollars

I find this very alarming.

I’m not claiming to be in perfect health, but I am making efforts to be healthier. By running, I am improving my cardiovascular system and increasing my muscle mass. That’s a good thing no matter how you look at it.

Now, this study gives one more reason to become healthier: being obese costs thousands of dollars each year. If that’s not incentive to become healthy, I don’t know what is.