According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global prevalence of obesity among adults has doubled since 1980 to affect more than 600 million people worldwide. As a result, obesity has reached epidemic proportions and become a major global health challenge. Could a sugar tax be the answer?
Today, we sit so much that our lifestyles have evolved in such a way that we spend more time sitting down than we do moving around. We sit at our desks at work or school; in our cars, buses, or taxies; while reading or chatting; in front of a TV or computer screen; and when we are eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Considering how much sitting we do all day long, have you ever wondered how your health is impacted?
The consequences of climate change are much more far-reaching, especially when we consider human health. But, what does climate change have to do with our health? Quite a lot, in fact, because the health of the planet determines the conditions for our health.
Income, believe it or not, plays a vital role in shaping our health outcomes, including our risk of heart disease. Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering the same thing – how?