Study Indicates Adult Onset Diabetes Soaring in USA
What good is all of the technology we are building if we don't have good health to enjoy it? Anyone who reads news accounts of the study just released in the journal Diabetes Care about the huge increase in adult onset diabetes has to ask himself this question.
Dr. Frank Vinicor of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hit the nail on the head when he said that obesity is "not just a cosmetic issue anymore." Many in the computer industry will live lower quality lives or die prematurely if they do not change their ways. At CTDATA we believe it, and have done what we can to adjust our schedules. This has allowed us to get outside and exercise.
The thing we would like to see is studies to indicate that workers who exercise are more productive and have lower total health costs than do sedentary people. We think telling the public that they must exercise simply to avoid disease and death is unnecessarily negative. It would be a lot better if news accounts offered positive information about the benefits of exercise side by side with the side effects of sedentary life.