Alfred :: Gotham Hero
Worldwide there are an estimated one billion obese (body mass index [BMI] equal to or greater than 30 kg/m2) persons, a phenomenon that has been increasing rapidly over the last two decades (Loos and Bouchard, 2003). In the United States, 65% of Americans are overweight (BMI equal to 25 –– 29.9 kg/m2) and of these, 31% are obese. Some contributing factors to this epidemic can be credited largely to the progression from a rural lifestyle into a highly technological urban existence, and the alluring ability of our environment to promote us to eat more and move less. Let’s face it; there weren’t many food courts to choose from a thousand years ago. Almost all countries are experiencing this spectacular increase in obesity. For instance, from 1989 to 1997 the prevalence of overweight individuals in China almost tripled in men and doubled in women
theres no doubt this is a growing problem. i think people should start doing something about it. i mean, is it really that hard to excorcise regularly, and eat relativly healthy foods?
what are your thoughts on obesity?