Did you know the scale of life threatening health risks has shifted worldwide from starvation to obesity? Yes, the sad fact is more people collectively across the world are now suffering from being fat than from not having enough food to eat. One estimate puts the number of obese at 1 billion compared to 800 million people who are underfed. Not surprisingly the Western “first world” countries are the worst offenders, the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and so on are leading the list. If you aren’t careful in these places and you eat the same diet and are just as inactive as your neighbor your body may just give in one day as a result of your unhealthy lifestyle. Either way your quality of life will be real low. There’s two main reasons why the world is fat and why we are experiencing this obesity epidemic. Although it’s not hard to guess what they are they are well worth exploring.
1 – From People Consuming an Excessive Amount of Bad Food.
The first big reason why so many people are fat is their terrible diets. Too many calories often coming from horrid food choices, empty calories from sugar filled soft drinks, poorly thought out and timed carbohydrates, fried foods. The list is near endless, but I’m sure you get the point. A great deal of people put no thought into their diet at all and are basically poisoning themselves in something akin to the film “Super-Size Me”. Haven’t seen the movie? Well you should.
2- From People Being Almost Totally Inactive.
Exercise can make up some of the ground lost from a poor diet. Real exercise, not five minutes of walking up a flight of stairs or a few sets of sit ups once a week. The fact that a great many people don’t exercise at all and instead lead quite sedentary lives is a huge factor why they and others like them are getting fatter and fatter every year.