Why Are Americans Dying Younger? [Infographic]

Why are Americans dying at younger ages than they were in previous years? There are a lot of factors in play, but perhaps the two biggest ones are obesity and opioids. Americans are more obese than they ever have been before, which can lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and other indirect health issues that can snowball. There is also an opioid epidemic caused by legally prescribed pain medications that are being given out for anything and everything, leading to addiction and overdoses. These things have finally caught up to us, giving us one of the worst life expectancies in the developed world.

America’s life expectancy is 28th in the world, while we rank first for obesity. Nearly 30,000 people die each year from overdoses, and that is on the rise. There are a lot of preventable deaths occurring, so why aren’t we focusing on preventing them? Learn more about why America’s life expectancy is in decline from this infographic!

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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