There’s no denying that African women are thick boned and are fuller figured as opposed to other parts in the rest of the world.
South Africa is reported to be one of the most obese nations in the world according to Africa Check. According to Africa Check, 70% of women and 39% of men are overweight in South Africa.
The City of Tshwane also tweeted about the stats of this epidemic.
The body mass index (BMI) is used to determine someone’s weight as either healthy or unhealthy, there are many factors that go into obesity such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases and even worse, death.
According to SA’s General Practitioner Dr. Rosetta Guidozzi, who has a special interest in weight loss, says energy balance is the number of calories consumed versus the calories being burnt off or utilised by the body.
“Too many, in and not enough used up equals weight gain,” said Dr Guidozzi.
There are many ways to lose weight and live a healthy life in the process. Exercising daily and changing your diet is one of the most important steps you need to take in ensuring that you on a healthy journey.
Remember that it all starts with a healthy mind which equals a healthy body.