Episode 068 - What's the Real Epidemic

D&D Fitness Radio Podcast show

Summary: With the recent concern over the Coronavirus outbreak around the world, Don and Derek start to look at health concerns that are closer to home and possibly much more within the control of our citizens. Recent studies have indicated that over 50% of the US population will be considered obese by the year 2030. Additionally, Americans are spending hundreds of billions of dollars on fitness classes, exercise equipment and active apparel with some of the poorest returns for overall activity and health in the world. <br><br>“The United States leads the world in spending for every segment, including fitness classes ($37 billion), sports and recreation ($58 billion), apparel and footwear ($117 billion), equipment and supplies ($37.5 billion), mindful movement, such as yoga ($10 billion), and related technology ($8.1 billion). And yet, according to the academic journal The Lancet, for all of this spending, we rank 143rd globally for actual participation in physical activity. “ OutsideOnline.com<br><br>In Episode 068, the conversation focuses in on solving some of the problems around the epidemic of obesity and the ineffectiveness of current strategies. Is it just about choosing the right diet and exercise, or is it a deeper issue of our mindset around devoting consistent time and energy to living a healthier lifestyle? Until we determine the true causes of poor diet and exercise practices, as well as healthcare concerns, no amount of money will fix the problem.<br><br><br>The D&amp;D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including: <br><br>iTunes – <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217" rel="noopener">https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217</a><br><br>iHeart Radio – <a href="https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/" rel="noopener">https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/</a><br><br>Spreaker.com – <a href="https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show" rel="noopener">https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show</a><br><br>You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations: <br><br>Don Saladino: <br><a href="http://www.DonSaladino.com" rel="noopener">http://www.DonSaladino.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino <br>YouTube - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino</a> <br><br>Derek M. Hansen: <a href="http://www.SprintCoach.com" rel="noopener">http://www.SprintCoach.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen <br>YouTube - <a href="http://youtube.com/derekmhansen" rel="noopener">http://youtube.com/derekmhansen</a>