America is on the fast track to major problems in the future, as more people become overweight or obese. The economic consequences for our already stretched healthcare system, as well as lost time in the workplace will turn into a trillion dollar a year problem before this decade is out. The challenges to finding real solutions are significant and often hinge upon personal, hard choices. Check out our graphic below for more about these various difficulties and how important it is for each of us to take our own steps, individually, in the right direction. Not only are we preserving our quality of life, our health, and our family’s health, but we’re playing an essential part for our country’s future.