Steve Friedman, pictured in middle, and his teammates lost the most weight and win the 2013 Ministry Health Care Community Weight Race. Participants lost a total of 5,003 pounds in this year's event
Taking control of your health brings financial rewards. And doing nothing can prove fatal.
United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings puts the price tag of a sedentary lifestyle - doing no physical activity or exercise outside of work - at $24 billion in direct medical spending across the U.S.
About 22 percent of Wisconsinites get no "leisure-time physical activity" according to the Centers for Disease Control. And although cardiovascular disease can develop from a number of risk factors, research points to the risk of inactivity as part of the problem. ...