Today we live in an age when we are living longer than ever, even though there are more cases of disease, diabetes, cancer, heart attacks and obesity than ever before. Why is this happening and how is this happening. The Population of the world as I write this article is 6.8 billion if your reading this article at the end of the year 2011 the population of the world is predicted to be around 7billion!!

There is a divide happening in the world much like the rich and poor divide there is also a divide in health. The healthier are getting healthier and the ill are getting worse. This is why we are living longer than ever before whilst there is also a huge increase in the amount of diseases and illness than ever before. We really must address this Challenge as a global community if we are to live in a harmonious and fulfilled world.

To start with today we must focus as a nation on the growing epidemic of obesity. Many of the people within the world especially the developed worlds are witnessing and living in a time of increased obesity. Maybe it’s an extra 50 pounds someone is carrying or even 100+ pounds. Perhaps many of these people have tried different diets and various exercises routine to no avail. This article is written for health practitioners, personal trainers to help their clients or even someone who just wants to reach their ideal weight limit.

There are solutions to people’s weight issues and ideal body sizes. After all look around you there are numerous people who enjoy food and still have a fabulous figure and body. Anyone can be part of this and that is the main focal point of this article.

So how intense is the situation we are in as a global developed community when it comes to obesity. Well for example more than 67 percent of Americans are overweight and 33 percent are obese. In the UK a staggering 40 percent are overweight and 20 percent are obese! The trend here is on the growth and the growth curve is exponential. We are genuinely fighting a medical epidemic with obesity as there has been a 65 percent increase from 1990!!

So what the hell is going on and what must we do? Many people pin-point the sedentary lifestyle changes in the last 20 years or so such as fast food, convenience foods and processed foods. Other point out that technology, computers, and social media has drawn kids in from playing outside to playing inside and therefore become inactive. There isn’t a simple one single factor cause is a collective of changes.

What’s for sure is that awareness of health and exercise really must improve. Not just at school and university but at work and the corporate world also. Surely a healthier employee will have less sick days off and also be more productive and energetic in the day than someone who is clinically obese. The weight epidemic we are living in right now is one of lifestyle and poor eating habits. This can only change when we as individual’s and a nation make collective conscious changes in lifestyle that are life enhancing.

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