Effective Ways to Reduce Obesity

As many as 3 in 5 Canadians are overweight or obese.

While British Columbia is considered to have one of the lower rates of obesity in the country, at least 16% of the Province’s population are still considered as such; while the Northwest Territories has the highest rate of obesity in the country — 33.7%. Between the years 1978 and 2017, obesity rates have also risen in children, increasing from 23% to 30%. Many organizations, such as the Canadian Medical Association, Obesity Canada, and the World Health Organization all now consider obesity to be a progressive, chronic disease.

For more help with weight loss, including information on how the mind can also play an integral role, click here.

Dr. Ali Ghahary is a Family Physician in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.alighahary.ca

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