According to a World Health Organization (WHO) fact sheet, globally there are more than 1 billion overweight adults, at least 300 million of them obese.
This causes a major risk factor for chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, and certain forms of cancer.
The key causes are increased consumption of energy-dense foods high in saturated fats and sugars, and reduced physical activity.
The world is now confronted with 2.5 million deaths that can be directly attributable to these conditions related to obesity, and it’s even now filtering down to our children, as they are seeing staggering numbers of obesity and other health related concerns.
Just ten years ago, the World Health Organization called obesity the most visible, but neglected, public health problem in the world.
What does the future look like?
It is projected that by 2015, almost 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million will be obese.
Why are we gaining so much weight?
Diets in most countries around the world are moving toward a higher intake of packaged foods that are high in fat and sugar but with few (if any) vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Generally one of the more significant reasons for this is big food company advertising and people just generally do not understand food, and packaged food ingredients.
The portion sizes are getting larger and one of the more significant reasons for the weight gain is the trend toward being less physically active. Our lifestyles today has us working at computers; we are driving to do our errands, we live with higher levels of stress, and generally doing less physical things all through our day.
Despite everything we do know, incredible numbers continue to gain weight. Obesity and overweight pose a major risk for chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, and certain forms of cancer.
Is there any good news?
The good news is that the weight you carry is really under YOUR control. If you’re overweight or obese and are worried about your weight, YOU need to make a decision to change that and get things under control.
You need to first understand that all those extra pounds didn’t appear overnight and won’t be dropped in a few weeks or a month. You need to focus on steady fat loss starting with a 90-day plan. Once you begin to lose the weight it will add up to smaller clothes sizes, you will feel better about yourself and have more energy.
According to a 2008 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, dieters who had a financial incentive to lose weight were nearly five times as likely to meet their goal when compared with dieters who had no potential for a financial reward. Learn about the 90-day fat loss challenge to give you a greater motivation success – cash rewards.
We are helping thousands to overcome the weight loss challenge in there life. If you want to learn how to overcome your health challenge contact me.
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