One of the world’s problematic and common epidemics is obesity, a problem for decades. Many people live in a rushed society where they are eating too much and not moving enough. There are also other causes for obesity that go beyond that. March 4th is world obesity day, and let’s talk more about that.
March 4th urges you to learn about the dangers of obesity and how you can prevent it or minimize it from happening. Unfortunately, there are many stigmas associated with obesity as many people who are incredibly overweight have the reputation of being lazy or gluttonous. That is rarely the case. Many people struggle with obesity because people are too busy in a fast-paced world where they live on unhealthy food such as fast food and live sedentary lifestyles. Many people who struggle with their weight sit at a desk in their office from nine to five, and by the time they get home, they are too tired to exercise. They often will pick up fast food on the way home, which does not help their situation.
However, some people are prone to obesity, such as women with polycystic ovarian syndrome and anyone with hypothyroidism. Mental illness can increase the chances of obesity, and so do the treatments for it. Even if none of those things is an issue, sometimes the lack of knowledge regarding proper nutrition alone can be a significant culprit. Some people who do have underlying conditions contributing to obesity may need treatments and exercise, and eat healthily. That is why having a day such as world obesity day is crucial as it helps spread awareness about this troubling epidemic.
History Of World Obesity Day
World obesity day started in 2015. However, the roots of it go much earlier than that. Obesity has been a significant problem for decades and has been considered a troubling and growing epidemic for over one decade. In 2010, a group of concerned patients and doctors in Europe created a day where they would dedicate it to educating people about obesity. The day would consist of an event characterized by healthy picnics, walks, runs, and other fun and calorie-burning activities. That was known to be European obesity day, and that year it won the ‘Campaign of the Year’ award. In 2017, the day won another award. In 2015, European obesity day turned into world obesity day to have acknowledgment on March 4th.
How To Acknowledge World Obesity Day
The best way to acknowledge world obesity day is to choose healthy eating options and dedicate time to exercise. Track the minutes you workout as well. The best thing you can do is take care of your body, not only on March 4th but every day. How do you plan to acknowledge world obesity day? Use #WorldObesityDay to post on social media.
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