According to the WHO, obesity figures have tripled worldwide in the past 40 years.1
In France, in 2020, nearly 8.5 million French people suffered from obesity, i.e. 17% of the population.2
What factors are responsible for this increase in the number of overweight people around the world? Our current lifestyles.
Finally, when we talk about the preponderance of obesity, a genetic component should not be overlooked. Some metabolisms tend to store fats and sugars more easily than others.
The Body Mass Index is the simplest and most commonly used indicator to calculate obesity (weight/height2). A person is considered obese when BMI is over 30. Beyond 35, we then speak of morbid obesity, constituting, as the name suggests, a real danger for the person.
Stroke, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, an increased risk of cancer… obesity is now one of the top three causes of death worldwide3, either directly or indirectly. Nevertheless, in today’s society we hold all the keys for preventing or even eradicating this disease without resorting to curative medicine. A healthy lifestyle, reduced stress levels, a balanced diet, and regular physical activity can effectively prevent the risk of being overweight or obese.
Here are some tips for adopting a healthier lifestyle and preventing weight gain: