In the United States of America around 60 percent of the population are considered to be overweight, and a large number of them are obese. This trend has also spread to several other Western countries including the United Kingdom and Germany. Nutrition experts believe this is down to two main factors; the amount of processed foods eaten and also a lack of exercise. Daily movement in these countries has decreased considerably over the last decade as many jobs that previously required some manual work can now be achieved sitting at a computer. Housewive are more likely to earn money from the computer from home rather than going out to work, and children also spend many hours a day on the PC chatting to friends and playing games. It is no wonder obesoty is on the increase.
In Africa, fortunately our obesity problem is not nearly as huge, if you will pardon the pun. However, it definitely is on the increase, which is undoubtedly due to the increase of fast food outlets and other food products easily available based on American foods.
The bottom line is, if you are an African eating many burgers, pizza and soft drinks, just like our American friends, you can soon expect to become overweight and unhealthy. If this applies to you, check out this article. It explains a number of healthy habits to reduce weight and also get you moving more for many health benefits.