The world is facing a crisis in obesity. According to the World Health Organisation, the incidence of overweight and obese people have nearly doubled since 1980, and 65% of the world’s population live in areas where more people die from excess weight and obesity than from being underweight.
Obesity is closely linked to many major life-threatening illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis and even cancer. Being a healthy weight does not just significantly reduce your risk of these disorders, it is associated with better immune systems, better moods, higher self-esteem and – most importantly – a longer life expectancy.
It’s a no-brainer: Obesity is totally preventable. If you are overweight or obese, it’s time to look seriously at managing your weight.
How do you get to a healthy weight and maintain it? It’s simple, really. There is plenty of misinformation out there about weight loss, but we’ve sifted through the clutter to give you the plain facts in this infographic.