I watched a thing on TV yesterday about obesity in the US, focussing on a couple of guys who were extremely obese who decided to walk across America to get a change of lifestyle and lose their weight.
One of the specialists on the report said that since it's really hard to reverse obesity and lose the weight, that the best step might be to write off this generation and start to focus on preventing obesity developing in the first place. This goes along with something else I saw recently where if the waist measurement is 35 inches or more, the metabolism start to change. Some sort of bad fat start to build up on the vital organs and slows them down, in turn slowing down the metabolism, and making weight loss harder.
They even had a woman on who was very overweight and doesn't see it as a health problem to be overweight. She also works as a personal trainer.
With 65% of the population overweight or obese, will that start to change the perceptions of the body image in the US, and then across the world? Will being overweight/obese stop being seen as unhealthy?
Given most research indicates that overweight and obesity does lead to more health problems, what's this going to mean for health care etc in the future?