Weight loss programs has been a lucrative business for at least 30 years or so. Back in the early 1980’s, there began to be a fever for exercise, weight management products and programs, and aerobics. All of this took off and some very in-tune entrepreneurs cashed in big time. As time progressed, the industry went through the digital age and awakened to a whole new approach of shedding the pounds. Somewhere along the way, science took hold and created a huge empire of supplements for the purpose of losing pounds.
Most recently, in the last decade, bariatrics took off, surging in popularity and frequency of occurrence. The medical doctors who began investing a lot of time and educational in-service energy in this field of study would become astoundingly successful. Timing of this science is interesting to say the least. With the onset of popular video games, fast food availability, and processed foods, obesity became an epidemic, literally, affecting adults and children alike. While I have not heard of a Lap Band surgery being performed on anyone younger than 18 years of age, it has turned out to be one of the most popular forms of weight loss surgery across the country.
Not only does the general public now have access, the cost has dramatically decreased allowing for more and more insurance companies to be more apt to approve the procedure. It is still a very successful way to shed some unwanted weight and is even used by those considered to be stars or popular actors. Recently, in fact, Corey Harrison of the new hit show Pawn Stars has taken the initiative to change his habits and take better care of his health losing 115 pounds; great job Corey!
Part of the process for improving his health included a Lap Band surgery in an attempt to get off of medications, avoid becoming a diabetic, and eliminate the pain in his hips and legs. To sell jewelry, gold, and other luxury items, it takes energy and focus when working with customers. The whole work day, according to Corey, is so much easier. Perhaps, this is something that will inspire others to consider a similar path for becoming healthier for the new year.