The High Cost of Being Overweight

Being overweight hurts your body—and your wallet. Find out how losing weight will help you increase your paycheck.



If youre looking for a way to save money this year, focus on your waistline. New research shows that obesity costs the nation an extra $123 billion each year. Heres why:

$36 Additional amount spent per year on gas by obese Americans because they burn at least 9 more gallons of fuel per year

$932 Annual wages lost to obesity-related ailments by each fat person

$828 Amount that obese people pay for extra seats on airplanes every year

$485 Additional money spent on clothes each year by obese people
Last Updated: January 05, 2009

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