If you could save a few thousand dollars by getting in better shape, would you do it?
That’s the choice that most Americans face today. 60% of the U.S. population is currently overweight, and the obesity rate will probably hit 50% by 2030. What this means is that most Americans have an opportunity to save thousands of dollars every year in healthcare costs by shedding fat. That’s the choice that most Americans face today.
Obesity costs $2,058 per year in personal medical costs
Obesity isn’t just a singular expense but a tabulation of multiple costs. The first cost that comes to mind is medical-related spending. A 2021 study into the medical expenditure costs for obese people found that those with private insurance paid an additional $2,058 per year compared to healthy people. Another 2021 study found that every point increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) led to a $253 increase in healthcare expenses. However, these expenses are only the baseline of what obesity costs.
Obesity reduces your ability to enjoy life and increases your long-term expenses
Obesity doesn’t just increase medical expenses; it also significantly reduces your quality of life. Obesity is a comorbidity for diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. All those diseases require significant lifestyle modifications and restrictions. It’s not a stretch of the imagination to claim that dealing with these long-term health conditions can significantly reduce your ability to enjoy being alive. These conditions are also expensive. Diabetes patients have annual healthcare expenses of $16,752 per year, according to the American Diabetes Association. Hypertension patients have an additional $2,000 per year in annual medical costs. If you have coronary artery disease, you’re looking at an additional $18,953 per annum. Finally, patients who have suffered from heart failure can expect to pay $24,383 every year. These expenses are also opportunity costs: vacations, nice dinners, and passion projects. You lose out on the opportunities to share experiences with those you love because you’re paying large medical bills.
Being Overweight or Obese kills you faster
Reduced quality of life is mitigated by the reduced lifespan of overweight and obese people. If you’re an overweight 40-year-old, you can expect to lose three years of your expected lifespan. If you’re an obese 40-year-old, your expected lifespan loss is seven years. A year of life is invaluable and cannot be replaced. We’re talking about time spent with family and friends. If you did want to know how much money a year of life in good health is worth, economists have pegged it as between $100,000 and $200,000. Finally, what’s concerning about this research is that the BMI of those aged 30-49 predicted mortality after ages 50 to 69 years despite any changes in BMI during those later years. That study states that if you want to get back 3-7 years at the end of your life, you have to start modifying your BMI in your 30s and 40s.
Methods to lose weight
We’ve established the value of a year in good health and the costs of poor health. If you’re overweight, you are already spending roughly $2000 per year to manage that condition. Wouldn’t you rather spend that money increasing your lifespan and improving your health?
There are numerous ways to try and lose weight. There are diets, exercises, behavior changes, and pills. However, we have yet to see any effortless way to lose weight. No matter what weight loss strategy you choose, you will have to work hard to lose weight. Author and Habits Expert James Clear said, “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.” If you’re overweight, you’ve cast a lot of votes to get there. So you’d like to lose weight, and you know that it will take effort. Wouldn’t you want a guarantee that it will work?
Why MetPro is the best
There are a million diets and exercises out there; they all might work. The issue is that they might not work for you right now. Have you ever done a diet or exercise program, lost weight, only to gain it all back? The reason for your weight gain is your metabolism. You’re applying a static solution to a dynamic system. Your metabolism goes through cycles and is constantly changing. Therefore, weight loss tactics that used to work will probably stop at some point. That’s why MetPro uses Metabolic Profiling to assist you with your weight loss efforts.
Designed by celebrity trainer Angelo Poli, MetPro works by mapping your current metabolic cycle to a meal and exercise plan. Every week, your meal plan and training program will update based on your metabolic cycle. MetPro is timing your metabolism with diet and exercise to help you achieve your weight loss goals. It’s also why MetPro can guarantee results. You will still need to work hard to lose weight, like any other program, but you can be confident that you will meet your goals.
What does MetPro Cost?
MetPro is not cheap, but neither is being overweight or obese. Obese and overweight people are currently spending $2,000 per year more than they should. They are living shorter lives with higher risks of comorbidities. Our goal isn’t just to help you lose weight in a few months; it’s to regain those lost years of your life by getting you in the best possible shape. We offer concierge coaching services with Registered Dietitians and Certified Personal Trainers alongside our custom technology. The purpose of all these services is to ensure that you are losing weight safely and effectively. We currently offer two coaching options: an automated experience through MetPro Basic ($49/mo) or a hands-on coaching experience with MetPro Concierge. If you’d like more information on which one is right for you, click here: https://www.metpro.co/schedule3
“It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” - Socrates
The Obesity epidemic is one of the most significant issues in public health in the United States. It affects two out of every three people you know. More people than ever are dying without ever reaching their physical potential. At MetPro, our mission is to do our highest good for the greatest number. There are more overweight/obese people than ever, and they deserve the opportunity to see the potential that physical fitness and health can bring them.