Background to ‘Fatness’
One of the biggest challenges these days is to manage your weight. Even young active people are now putting on weight much faster than before. Kids are definitely overweight and becoming fat. We now even have cases of children being born clinically obese. More than one third of the world’s population on an average is overweight. There are some regions in India and abroad where the percentage of fat people is close to 40%. Very soon, half the world will be fat.
Problems with being Overweight:
There are problems associated with being overweight. Some of them impact us as individuals, some as members of society and some have environmental concerns as well. Let us look at some of these challenges:
-Being overweight greatly increases the probability of getting diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiac problems, ulcers, digestive disorders, gout, thyroid, breathing problems and many more.