Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Obesity and overweight... are you one of them?

Assalamualaikum wbt 

I am exploring the 'world' of obesity for my Masters of Science.. and the information from WHO website is the reality the world is facing right now. 

Key facts

  • Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980.
  • In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese.
  • 35% of adults aged 20 and over were overweight in 2008, and 11% were obese.
  • 65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
  • More than 40 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2012.
  • Obesity is preventable.

Just imagine.. worldwide obesity has increases drastically ever since 1980. more than half of world's population are OVERWEIGHT! ouch!  are you one of them?

and beware... obesity is preventable! hehe... ok lets learn how to prevent it ok. Only two basic things: 

  • increase intake of energy-dense foods that are low in fat; and balanced diet
  • increase in physical activity 

Further info can be read here --->> WHO | Obesity and overweight


Doa from all of you,the readers of this blog is very appreciated! 

May Allah ease our ways in helping people to life healthier, inshaAllah.