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Youth Obesity: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

This sentiment from Benjamin Franklin is as true today as ever.  Especially when it comes to fitness and health.  The past 50 years has seen a nearly triple increase in obesity rates for adults and youths.  According to the website USAFACTS.ORG. this costs the American people $147 Billion annually.  They also state that “roughly have of all medical cost associated with obesity are financed by Medicaid and Medicare”.