The World Health Organization (WHO) defines obesity as an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. Globally, obesity is the 5th leading cause of death and the number of people who are obese has doubled since 1980. 70% of Americans are classified as overweight or obese. This infographic explores these and other statistics related to the epidemic of obesity.
This infographic from Cascade Healthcare Solutions provides interesting facts about the obesity epidemic in America and impact it is having on the economy, military, and healthcare.
Childhood obesity is at epidemic proportions. A generation of children face life long health problems as a result and it is predicted that sizeable number will die before their parents. In the following infographic, RomanticFrugalMom.com has explored the link between the types of toys that have been most popular over recent decades and the increasing childhood obesity rates.
Currently one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Across the nation, a staggering amount of employers are experiencing a greater loss in productivity as their employees burn through sick days recovering from illness, running to the doctor and trying to keep up with work from home. In this infographic, Keas looks at how much obesity is costing employers.
Imagine that it’s time for breakfast. You have two choices: A plate of bacon and eggs or a bagel and low-fat cream cheese. Both are tempting decisions, but which one will make you fatter?This infographic published by Massive Health tells the story.
Most media outlets want you to believe that all that time you spend streaming “Parks and Rec,” playing WoW, or tweeting about your favorite coffee shop is part of the reason you can’t see your feet, but is that really the case? usbundles.com ponders this question in the following infographic entitled “Does The Internet Make You Fat?”
This infographic from Temple University’s Fox School of Business depicts interesting facts about McDonald’s food in order to raise awareness of increasing rates of obesity among adults and children. Additionally, the Infographic incorporates social media to draw the line between customer satisfaction reviews on social networks and information found on McDonalds’ corporate website.
Fat’s got a bad rap. We’ve heard that curbing our consumption of fatty foods will help you lose weight. We’ve reduced our fat intake, but obesity is still thriving. So what gives? The answer: It’s not fat’s fault. Instead, diets rich in carbohydrates have been secretly storing fat, slowly growing our waistlines and our obesity epidemic. Don’t believe it? This infographic from Massive Health shows how it happens.
The following infographic designed by InfoGlyphs takes and interesting look at obesity around the world and how it has worsened over the years. And who do you think are some of the “fattest” people on the planet? Without looking, the country’s initials are “US.”
Americans are getting fatter every year, and weight-related diseases kill at a rate second only to tobacco. There’s been lots of proposed solutions to that problem–rejiggering the food pyramid, advertising campaigns, soda taxes. But the simplest of all might just be bicycles. This Infographic lays out the argument as to how biking can save us.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you no doubt have recognized that childrens’ health in America is a growing problem, largely due to poor diet and changing play habits. This Infographic looks at some of the trends thatre placing our children at risk.
This infographic from The Hartman Group provides information for the rate of obesity in the United States, revealing the factors that lead to obesity and why people continue to carry on those habits.