Healthcare is extremely important, as preventative medicine can protect you from many of the leading causes of death in the U.S., such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke. Finding a physician that can guide you through the best way to stay healthy is your first step to avoiding these diseases. Not all cases of these illnesses are related to lifestyle and therefore preventable, but many are linked to obesity and certain lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking alcohol.
Recent studies show that one in three Americans are considered obese, and the average American has gained 15-17 pounds since 1988. The definition of obesity has perhaps changed, because the medical prof