Is obesity a bigger problem in the world than hunger? One global report seems to think so. According to British medical journal The Lancet, the entire world is sharing the same struggle the U.S. is currently fighting with obesity. According to Fox News,
The report revealed that every country, with the exception of those in sub-Saharan Africa, faces alarming obesity rates — an increase of 82% globally in the past two decades. Middle Eastern countries are more obese than ever, seeing a 100% increase since 1990.
“The so-called ‘Western lifestyle’ is being adapted all around the world, and the impacts are all the same,” Mokdad said.
The health burden from high body mass indexes now exceeds that due to hunger, according to the report.
And for the first time, noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, stroke and heart disease top the list of leading causes of years spent sick or injured.
This makes fighting the obesity epidemic at home all the more important. So what are we going to do about it? Here’s a list for starters:
- Make weight loss a goal for 2013
- Start drinking water instead of soda
- Create a target weight for yourself and make a plan to get there
- Try a diet program (we naturally suggest our own HCG Diet, but there are also other effective diets out there)
- Begin counting calories with an app
Our personal fitness is affecting the world. Let’s take some of these steps to fight obesity!
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