“It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

The Wellness Institute for Economic Growth supports wellness within American culture and acknowledges that supreme wellness leads to real economic growth.

The Wellness Institute for Economic Growth is an educational resource for people and businesses seeking solutions to rising healthcare costs. News helpful to this mission is provided by contributors to The Wellness Institute for Economic Growth and is aggregated from outside sources.

When man first walked the earth there was no obesity. Man was a hunter and gatherer. There was rarely steady access to a food source. There was no overeating. Man was in constant movement.

In the U.S. in the 1950’s, less than 10% of the population was obese. Up until the 1970’s and 80’s, on average, people walked more throughout each day than they walk today. Less people sat in front of a computer than today. Food was prevalent, but we were still managing to fit in more movement than we do today.

Fast-forward to 2011, the obesity rate is around 34%, and 70% of the population is overweight. Many more machines do the labor of humans. Fast food, frozen food, and processed foods are everywhere. We have vending machines, drive-thrus, street vendors, and food for delivery. Less people walk regularly than ever. The U.S. population has been conditioned to believe that a get fit quick regimen, a facility loaded with expensive machinery, healthcare reform legislation, or some process like what is presented in “The Biggest Loser” might be our answer.

The Wellness Institute Looks Back and Offers What Works
A mobile culture, a culture in movement is what will work. Much like the way human culture was in movement throughout its history from its days as hunters and gatherers until very recently, we need to move. We have accumulated great knowledge in many areas of study concerning how the human body responds to movement since our days as hunters and gatherers. The Wellness Institute for Economic Growth has researched nearly all the methods of developing the human body including sports performance enhancement, bodybuilding, ballet, yoga, Olympic weightlifting, pilates, gymnastics, and even combat and military training techniques.