The Healthy Executive

World Health Day 2016


Today is World Health Day.

Each year the World Health Organization chooses a global health issue to focus on, and this year they’ve selected the growing epidemic of diabetes.

Did you know…

  • The number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 – that’s nearly a 300% increase
  • One in 11 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 29 million people.
  • 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • All of this is preventable?

The stats are scary, but the good news is that Health Coaches are perfectly poised to be a part of the solution and help those at risk.

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