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Unformatted text preview: the long run. By paying people to lose weight, our society will actually be saving more money since it is extremely expensive for our nation to have the amount of obese people that we do. We as a whole need to help the obesity problem in our country so we can not only save lives, but help save the problems that are affecting people who are healthy. This article also made me realize that I should make sure I am always watching my weight. It always sounded a little over the top to me when I hear that my friends or family members are constantly on diets and exercising an absurd amount, but being conscious of our surroundings and what we consume truly does save our lives in the long run. A few pounds gained here and there can add up, and potentially put me in danger of having good health....
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- Fall '09