Diet and exercise have been proven to lengthen life span and prevent or control ailments like diabetes and heart disease. While many of us know about the benefits of healthy living, obesity in the United States is on the rise. Invest in companies focused on food, fitness, and new technologies that enable more of us to live longer, healthier lives.
Obesity and other health issues are on the rise
Over 35% of adults in the US are obese—and it’s one of the top ﬁve leading causes of death according to the CDC. While medical advances still contribute to marginal rises in life expectancy, unhealthy lifestyles continue to drive increases in health problems.
We spend a lot to get healthy
In 2015 US shoppers spent a record $43.3 billion on organic foods, up 11% from 2014. Between 2008 and 2014, ﬁtness memberships grew over 18%, and Morgan Stanley estimated that sales of sports apparel would grow another 30% from 2015 to 2020.
Healthy living will reduce negative outcomes
Diet and exercise have been proven to lengthen lifespan and prevent or control ailments like diabetes and heart disease. We invest in companies focused on healthy food, fitness, and technologies that enable more of us to live longer, healthier lives.