How does the US compare to other countries in attempts to fight obesity? Do they do more or less is it better or worse? While doing research on obesity I found many courses and seminars geared toward fitness professionals with the topic of obesity. This is no so in the US and if it is I am unaware of it. Let me know your thoughts.
Obesity is standardized differently in other continents. Globally, obesity in a person is viewed as his/her “excess body weight” (according to a country’s standard). The U.S. definitely spending so much time and money to fight obesity. Since US has more resources and research foundations specifically assigned to combat this situation, it is fair to say there is easy public access to information on how to fight obesity or “how to get fit”. In most cases, it’s not the information dissemination but the passive attitudes of those who really need to lose weight and yet, taking it for granted until they get ill. In short, US has the resources but those who need it, do not take it to heart. In other countries, sad to say, they may WANT to focus on obesity, but their governments tend to focus more on other issues they think NEED to be addressed such as malnutrition, insurgencies and economy. But you will be surprised in the Philippines for example, in every small clinics (government funded rural or private) they have ample information regarding how to combat obesity by promoting locally manufactured natural supplements based from local fruits, trees and herbs. So to each his own, I may say.