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Obesity: a Growing Problem

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:02

The statistics tell a convincing tale, even if the people disagree: despite high overweight and obesity rates and low rates of fruit and vegetable consumption, in a self-evaluation the Mexican population reports lower rates of excess bodyweight and higher rates of healthy eating, in addition to not understanding food labeling and dietary requirements. These statistics show that Mexicans do not know what their ideal weight range is, nor when they step over it, and demonstrates the state of confusion in which the Mexican population resides and the need for better diffusion of clearer information from the health authorities. In addition to unhealthy eating, the population suffers from a range of other influential factors such as lack of sleep or insomnia and long work hours which contribute to sedentarism and leave little time for exercise and healthy living.