We live in a world where we want everything immediately. From having fast food restaurants on every corner, the ability to shop from our smartphones, to live streaming sports events, nearly everything we do is at our fingertips. Besides not getting enough exercise from daily activities anymore, throw into the mix the plethora of junk food we consume (because it is quick) and it’s no wonder that we as a nation continue to get more and more overweight and obese. So instead of walking to the store, or walking around the mall for a few hours, we order our groceries online and buy new clothes and furniture with a few clicks on our computer or smartphones. Now, instead of burning calories prepping for and cooking a healthy family dinner, we call up the pizza guy or swing by a McDonald’s and pick up a cheap and unhealthy meal for the family. Convenience may seem nice but it comes with a price – obesity, heart-related diseases, Type II diabetes and an early death. The health risks of being overweight and obese are frightening. The heavier you are, the higher your chance of getting Type 2 diabetes, having heart disease and high blood pressure, and getting certain cancers such as colon, kidney and breast. However these health risks are reversible if you start now. Do you watch the T.V. show Biggest Loser? If so, then you know that most of the contestants come onto the ranch overweight and taking multiple medications for the conditions they have. After a few months on the ranch and several pounds lighter, most of them leave the ranch off of most, if not all, of their medications. Everything they were trying to control with medication was directly related to them being overweight or obese. Once the weight was gone, the conditions disappeared. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2.8 million people die each year due to the effects of being overweight or obese. Although the pharmaceutical companies’ answer to the problem is to create more medicines, it’s no secret that diet and exercise are vital in helping control this growing epidemic. But today, it seems people would rather take a pill (due to the large advertising budgets of big pharma exulting how their newest pill will solve your health problem) then put in the work it takes to improve their health. However, the shocking realization is that it is important we take responsibility for our own health and well-being. By being informed (which this report will do) and taking an active role in your health, you can help decrease your chance of becoming another statistic.