Visually, this infographic is very striking. We’re given information about obesity with a large picture of a very large person smack in the middle of the infographic. I actually decided not to eat a burrito while I reviewed the piece. See? I’m already learning.
These merit repeating. 1.5 billion adults are overweight. The health costs associated with an overweight person are 25% more than for people who are not overweight. 65% of the world population live in countries where they are less likely to die of malnutrition than they are of obesity. More than 10% of the world’s adult population is overweight. 7% of the world’s children are overweight. The obesity problem continues to grow. No pun intended. The US and Canada alone have over $300 billion per year in obesity care costs.
Nauru, FSM, Cook Islands, Tonga, Niue, Samoa, Palau, Kuwait, USA and Kiribati have the highest population of overweight people. Japan has fewer overweight people than the Netherlands, Jordan, and Mexico, not to mention all the countries listed as having the most amount of overweight people.
Obesity shortens your life expectancy by 10 years. You have to burn 3500 calories to drop one pound of body fat.
Are You Overweight?
BMI, or body mass index, indicates how much of your body mass is comprised of fat. To calculate it, multiply your weight in pounds by 703, and divide it by your height in inches squared. If your BMI is 25 or over, you’re overweight. If it’s 30 or over, you’re obese.
It’s well done and attractive. The image of the overweight person is striking and descriptive.
Download this infographic.