In the statement made by the Kırıkkale Provincial Health Directorate, it was stated that obesity is considered a disease because it shortens human life and impairs the quality of life with its side effects. It was stated in the statement that the incidence of it in the society has always increased with the contribution of changes in life style in recent years, and it was stated that striving with obesity is a necessity that must be maintained from the mother’s womb to the end of life.
“39 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION OVER 18 YEARS OLD”
Increasing awareness in the society, shifting daily eating habits to the healthy side, increasing the level of physical activity and gaining other healthy life habits are important in both prevention and treatment.
“Obesity is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as ‘too much fat accumulation in the body to impair health’. Adipose tissue constitutes 15-20 percent of the body weight in adult men and 25-30 percent in women. If it exceeds 25 percent in women and 30 percent in women, it is defined as obesity.
– Obesity is a very common health problem in all societies and is gradually becoming a global epidemic. According to WHO, 2016 information, the population over the age of 18 in the world is over 1.9 billion overweight, of which 650 million are in the obese group. According to WHO, 2016 data, 39 percent of the population over the age of 18 is overweight and 13 percent is obese. The prevalence of obesity worldwide nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016.
“IMPROVE THE HABIT OF REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY”
In the statement, which was mentioned as the first step of a healthy life, healthy nutrition and physical activity said, “Healthy nutrition and physical activity should be made a module of life in order to protect and improve health. Efforts with obesity are not an For this reason, Turkey’s Healthy Nutrition and Active Life Program has been updated as 2018-2023 in order to increase the knowledge level of the society on obesity and effort, to encourage the habit of adequate and stable nutrition and systematic physical activity, and thus to reduce the incidence of obesity and obesity-related diseases in our country. and implemented”.