herberger institute for design and the arts For 12 to 15 million Americans, just getting out of bed can be a struggle. That?s the estimated quantity of adults who are suffering from obesity and 8 million of those are ?very overweight.? For these people, every little movement generates intense and continuing pain. And as they age, it gets worse as chronic fatigue and sleeping problems set in. Over time, they are going to develop diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis along with the excessive deteriorating of joints, that can require knee and back surgery. If obese patients don?t make a move to get rid of this weight, their lives will most likely end prematurely.