Posts Tagged ‘Obesity’

We are the fattest!

Nothing to be proud of but we are officially the fattest people in the world, beating the Americans at their own game!

According to the latest health report, 9 million Australians are obese. Which translates to 7 out of 10 men and 6 out of 10 women between the age of 45 to 64 have a BMI of 25 and over. That’s a scary thought.

Health experts are worried that there will be an increase of weight related illnesses such as heart diseases, strokes and knee injuries.

Just imagine, we will need bigger and wider seats on trams, buses, trains, and planes. The health cost will have to be increased, gyms and fitness centres will be profiting from people wanting to lose weight. A scarier thought is that the next generation of Australians might be more obese!

Are Australians really that fat?

News Link
Herald Sun’s “Obesity epidemic puts Aussies above Americans

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