According to the World Obesity Federation, the number of obese adults worldwide could reach 2.7 billion or 17% of the population by 2025. In 2014 the percentage was 13%. So we are a growing population, but not in a good way. It seems that soft drinks get blamed quite a bit. Did you see my Facebook post last week? In a book I read recently, the author suggested with the number of school children buying soft drinks from convenient stores an age limit should be invoked kind of like when buying cigarettes or alcohol. I don't think that is going to happen, but soft drink consumption is a major problem. Add it to a sedentary life style and trouble is in the making. Last night watching TV David and I saw 2 commercials that caught our attention. One was a fast food restaurant offering 4 items for $5.00. Two minutes later another commercial advertised 5 items for $5.00. At the local establishment down the street one can buy a cheeseburger, chicken nuggets, fries, a soft drink and a cookie for 5 bucks. Fast food is here to stay. Within 2 miles of our home three new fast food restaurants have been added in less than two years and there is another on it's way. While the article that I read today suggested that the government get involved with regulations, my thought was that we are all adults. How many people out there really don't know the stuff creates risk factors for health?
Resource: World Obesity Federation Shares Worrisome News IDEA Fitness Journal January 2016