These rates have steadily risen over the past decade and continue to rise. According to a recent report from CNN, this weight problem is not confined to just the United States, other countries throughout the world are reporting a significant increase in their population's weight as well.
According to USA Today, scientists are reporting how obesity leads to shorter life spans. Overweight people who are non-smokers lose three years of their lives, obese people who are non-smokers lose seven years of their lives, and obese people who are smokers lose 13.5 years of their lives.
Both the surgeon general and the Centers for Disease Control agree that smoking is blamed for 435,000 deaths a year. That's over 800,000 Americans that dies every year from preventable deaths. The Washington Post published a report that smoking cuts your life span by 10 years.
The good news is that it is possible for many to get those years back by stopping smoking and/or losing weight. Hypnosis has been recognized by the American Medical Association since 1958. In fact the AMA now recommends and endorses hypnosis.
According to Leslie Reynolds, C.Ht., one of America's leading hypnotherapists, "Hypnosis is the easiest way to stop smoking or lose weight. Hypnosis is a mental process, not a physical process. Don't look for something you can feel or touch. It's very similar to meditative state. A hypnotist goes from talking to a subject's conscious mind, which makes up approximately 12 percent of his/her brain, to their subconscious minds, which makes up approximately 88 percent."
"This process is also covered by passing their critical faculty. Breathing, blinking and your heart beating are all covered by your automatic system, your subconscious mind."