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Dropping a bundle

Written by Healthy Living

There seems to be a hefty price for losing weight. Americans spend more than $60 billion to shed unwanted pounds, according to research conducted by Marketdata Enterprises. That money goes toward paying for gym memberships, joining medical weight-loss programs, purchasing meal replacements (shakes, nutrition bars) and even buying prescription obesity drugs. In addition, 228,000 bariatric surgeries were performed in 2017 in the United States.

Unfortunately, there’s a slim chance that many people will succeed. Only 1 in 6 obese Americans who lose a significant amount of weight maintain the loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. 

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Healthy Living promotes a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle with easy-to-read features, try-it-at-home exercise programs, and expert advice from financial planners, mental health professionals, and a variety of other leaders in their respective fields.

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