Too much sitting and snacking has led to a worldwide epidemic, when it comes to weight.
It’s now official: a third of people in the entire world are overweight. I hope we’re spread out evenly on the globe and not all on one side.
Apparently, our fat problem is fueled by things like bad eating habits, urbanization and reduced physical activity. Not that hard to pinpoint.
Shockingly, the study which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that since 1980 obesity rates have doubled in 73 countries in the world and continue to rise in most places around the world.
The United States leads the world with the greatest percentage of obese children and young adults, and rather surprisingly, Egypt leads us when it comes to obesity in adults.
Where can you find the lowest rates? In Bangladesh and Vietnam, where only 1% of the population is extremely over weight. Don’t hold this as a thing to rejoice in necessarily though, as food scarcity and chronic hunger are still issues that Bangladesh grapples with, so there’s a need to meet somewhere in the middle.
The study highlights the fact that being overweight is causing an increasing number of people to die early from things such as cardio vascular disease and other weight related problems.
For tips on how to get your child to lose weight, check out Today.com. The site’s 7 friendly and realistic ideas can make it possible.
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