Global Pragathi (USA) is passionately committed to the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, high BP, cardiac disease, kidney disease, etc., associated with lifestyle risk factors. An estimated $47 trillion is required globally to deal with NCDs by 2030 (UN, Sep 2011). About 70% of deaths and 75% of medical expenses in the United States result from lifestyle behaviors (New England Journal of Medicine, Sep 2012). Obesity is one of the major culprits in this alarming situation. Around 68% of adult Americans are obese. The adult obesity rates in the US have doubled, while childhood rates have tripled from 1980 to 2010. The only cost-effective and highly efficacious solution is increased activity in the form of exercise and a healthy diet.
But, since sedentary habits and unhealthy diets are well entrenched in the lifestyles of majority of Americans, it is hard to dislodge these behaviors. Hence, we have adopted a multi-pronged approach to tackle these twin scourges, such as: