Description: The rise in obese Canadians can be attributed to many things but at the heart of this obesity epidemic is the omnipresence of technology.
Date: October 23, 2012
Canada is facing an obesity epidemic. Almost a quarter of Canadians over the age of 30 were classified as obese in 2009, and the numbers have been going up consistently for the last 30 years. And along with them, the rates of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and even some forms of cancer.
Much of the research conducted has largely shown the obvious—that increasingly poor nutrition and a lack of physical activity are leading this surge in weight gain. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. Why are people eating more pre-prepared meals?
2. What’s the correlation between screens and weight? How does reading affect weight?