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The number of people in the United States that are overweight and obese increases every year.  One study conducted by a national wellness provider suggests that even with awareness of their health status, the average person will gain just under two pounds every year. Consider before-and-after pictures of people that have been in the workplace for the past 20 years. 

While the numbers get more and more discouraging every year, it appears the general opinion of the obesity epidemic in this country is similar to the opinion of freeway speeding: almost everyone does it and no one seems to care until it directly impacts their life.

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