The global obesity problem should be no surprise to anyone now, as it has been receiving a lot of attention lately. The numbers are staggering:
The World Health Organization predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700 million of them will be obese.Whoa, that's... a lot. So I wonder how we, as a community, are addressing this rising concern. A recent study in India found Punjab to have the highest prevalence of obesity among women. Experts are worried that the increase in obesity will lead to more health problems as people who are overweight have a higher risk of heart disease, Type II diabetes and other diseases including some cancers. Clearly there's a need to encourage our community to shed their sedentary lifestyles and rethink their diets. For the time being, we have Fauja Singh and Milkha Singh to keep us on our toes.