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Obesity Epidemic

July 11, 2008

After studying obesity for quite a while, it came to my attention that countries worldwide are increasing the number of people who are overweight or obese, this includes New Zealand.

In 2002, one in three adults were overweight and one in five adults were obese. More fitness plans in our newspaper may help a lot. I feel disgusted by the number of people who are overweight or obese in our country and wish to make a change before it can’t be stopped.

Obesity is when you’re seriously overweight – with a a body mass index (BMI) over 30.

Obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes. To prevent this, more fitness programmes should be enabled in the newspaper for those who are open and want to change their lifestyle.

I personally think food prices rising will help prevent obesity.

This helps us all learn how to save money and just buy what we need and less of what we want.

I recommend we have more advertisements to do with fitness so it can help people who are either overweight or obese to make a change to their lives.

H Tsauo

Palmerston North

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