Obesity: The Statistics, Facts, Risks, and Solution
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South Africa is the Fattest Nation in Sub-Saharan Africa
It’s no secret that the obesity rates have tripled over the past decade in many parts of the world. Obesity is at its worst in human history. In fact, South Africa currently has the highest obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa. South Africa has been branded as a “growing nation of obese adults”.
South African Obesity Statistics
According to the latest statistics conducted by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Statistics South Africa, and the Department of Health, not only are 82% of all South African women over the age of 45 overweight or obese, but men are not very far behind. In fact, 40% of all men over the age of 35 are on the verge of obesity. While white men are much heavier than men of other races, the majority of severely obese women are coloured. In fact, according to the statistics, the Western Cape is home to the most obese women in South Africa.
What are the Causes of Obesity?
Obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little. To put it simply, if you consume high amounts of sugars and fats, but don’t burn them off at the end of the day through exercise, they will be stored in your body as fat. But, obesity isn’t just caused by eating way too many refined foods – there are a number of other factors that contribute to serious weight gain. These range from genetics, engineered junk foods, insulin, and certain medications, to an excess of a hormone called leptin, sugar addiction, and misinformation about certain foods.
The Health Risks Linked to Obesity
At Herbex, we feel that it’s important to address the risk factors that are attributed to obesity. It must be understood that every body part is linked to every other body part, but one body part – excess fat – is connected to the entire body. Obesity can prevent your bones, muscles, brain, heart, and other organs from functioning smoothly and efficiently. Basically, an unhealthy body weight sets the stage for type 2 diabetes, high levels of triglycerides, gallbladder disease and gallstones, gout, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, depression, sleep apnoea, asthma, bone and joint disease, metabolic syndrome, a low quality of life, and even some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver). If truth be told, obesity diminishes almost every aspect of health, from reproductive and respiratory functions, to memory and mood.
If you fall within these statistics and have tried just about every prescription diet pill, laxative, and diet plan with no noticeable results, then Herbex can help you. At Herbex, we know how hard it is to lose weight. Most people who suffer from obesity feel as though losing weight is an impossible losing battle. Well, we’re here to remind you that unless there is some medical condition getting in the way, every individual has the power to control their own weight. While it often takes serious willpower and a drastic lifestyle change, it can be done. Despite having the odds stacked up, many obese individuals do succeed, because when one puts one’s mind to something, nothing is impossible.
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