More than half of all adults in South Africa are overweight or obese, with obesity rates expected to increase a further 10% by 2030. The World Health Organisation estimates that this statistic is even higher in South African women...
Longer nights, shorter days, colder weather, and decreased exercise can all contribute to winter weight gain. Add the temptation of rich comfort food, and it's easy to see why so many of us battle to keep to our health goals during winter.
Many South Africans are living a deathstyle, not a lifestyle. So says Dr. Gary Hudson, a Specialist Physician with a particular interest in weight management. He was responding to the fact that South African women now have the second highest obesity rate in the world after the United Arab Emirates.
Obesity is a disaster requiring urgent intervention in South Africa.2
Alarmingly 800 million people around the world are affected by obesity.1 World Obesity Day takes place on 4 March 2021 and is an annual initiative to bring together the global community to raise awareness and improve understanding and causes of obesity around the world1