The Unhealthy Truth About Obesity

Health and fitness… It seems that this is something that so many people are struggling with in the world today – along with financial stress.
The question is how can we take control of it?
How can we reach the fitness level that we want?
How can we become healthy and happy?
Now it’s an interesting thing – a lot of people know the right and wrong foods to eat, they know that they need to do some sort of exercise every day to stay healthy and happy; they know that over consumption of anything is harmful to their health… So why do they still do it?
In March 2011, around 50,000 people were weighed, measured, interviewed and had bio-medical samples taken by the Australian Health Survey.
In America, over $147 billion is spent, per year, on obesity related medical costs. It was stated in a report that by 2030, that will rise to $210 billion per year with new cases of type 2 diabetes and other obesity related diseases rising from the 1.5 million per year mark, all the way up to the 8 million mark.
The results of the study have shown that obesity rates in adults are continuing to grow and grow and grow and that 63% of Australians are now in the class of overweight or obese.
It has also shown that 67% of Australians to little to no exercise.
Obesity in Australia has doubled in the last 20 years, which has left Australia ranked as one of the fattest nations in the world.
In America, over $147 billion is spent, per year, on obesity related medical costs. It was stated in a report that by 2030, that will rise to $210 billion per year with new cases of type 2 diabetes and other obesity related diseases rising from the 1.5 million per year mark, all the way up to the 8 million mark.
There has been a massive uprise of childhood diabetes and it’s thought that parents will begin to out-live their children.
Now my little sister has recently turned 13, and for her birthday she had all of her friends stay over. I went over to say happy birthday and I was shocked when I saw that most of her friends were well overweight and one friend in particular was wider then she was tall – I don’t know about you, but to me, that’s totally unacceptable.
As I stayed there for a few hours I watched how these young girls were eating – nothing but candy, cookies, ice cream, doughnuts, and just unhealthy foods.
The one really obese girl was eating almost the entire time I was there…
It made me wonder what’s happening in her home life?
It made me wonder what her parents health is like?
It made me wonder how on earth they can let that happen to their daughter?
Did they not notice their daughters width steadily grow?
Did they not care?
Were they just unaware, un-educated in these matters?
As children we just do as we see and if you are overweight and don’t really care, then consider the effect it will have on your children. Click here for more information.