Earlier in the month, the Huffington Post reported that more than sixty percent of adults in England are overweight or obese. We’ve written about this before, but the trend seems to be growing—along with people’s pant sizes. Apparently Jamie Oliver‘s healthy food habits haven’t caught on in his homeland. (Maybe it’s time he turn his focus back to the U.K. after working on our American health habits!)
But wait. The United States hasn’t exactly gotten on board with healthy eating either: the nation had the highest obesity rate of all countries, as of March 2013: a reported 2/3 of all adults (people over 20 years of age) are overweight and an approximate 1/3 of Americans are obese. Right below the United States is Mexico, who has an obesity rate of about 25%.
Regardless of how nations rank against one another, it is important to remember the worldwide mantra of health: good food, activity, and happiness. As a world, we can overcome the battle.
And it’s high time we did: According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.4 billion adults are overweight and 500 million were obese. And, those numbers are from 2008. Which means that there’s high likelihood that they’ve only grown in the last several years.
March 4th, 2014