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Obesity in South Africa

Written by: Sharon Jessop
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hey Boot Campers

I’ve noticed something over the past number of years, and I feel compelled to mention it here as it is such a worrying factor for me.  And if I offend anyone with this post – I apologise in advance…

ObeseManAnd this is obesity – right here in our towns, cities and country!!!  When I’m out jogging; or driving; or walking around a mall – I am shocked and horrified at just how many people are overweight, obese and morbidly obese!!!

Did you guys know that South Africans are currently considered the 3rd “fattest” nation in the world with 61% of all South Africans being overweight?  And this when our country is renowned for surfing, rugby and the great outdoors – our nation is “sporting mad” – but what does that help when it is arm chair sport watched on the telly???

Our nation is slowly but surely eating itself to death considering the severe lifestyle diseases you encounter in every 2nd or 3rd person on the street!!!  This is BAD people!!!  Diseases such as heart disease; diabetes; high blood pressure; high cholesterol…  And the scary bit is that all of these are completely preventable.

 I see this very morbidly obese lady in Pick ‘n Pay – and she is STACKING junk food into her trolley; and I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her.  She can hardly walk she is SO big, and yet it is like she has given up completely and not even willing to try and eat healthy.  Breaks my healthy heart!!!

 And people; all you need to do is eat a healthy and balanced diet; and exercise regularly!!!  It is as easy as that!!!

 Lay off the the Kentucky Fried Chicken; the MacDonalds; the pizzas; the coke and crisps – just don’t eat those; and you will be surprized at the difference it makes!!!

 You CANNOT tell me that a morbidly obese person is happy with the way he or she looks and / or feels???  Seriously???  Can it make you happy huffing and puffing and sweating away at the most basic of tasks such as walking to your front gate???

 You CANNOT tell me that it makes you happy NOT being able to play with your kids; or be on the beach in a cozzy; or even just buying nice clothes!!!

 People – wake up and smell the roses… IF YOU DON’T LOSE THIS WEIGHT IT WILL KILL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Is there anyone out there that doesn’t quite understand this???  And if so, what part about “being dead is forever” did you not get???

 It is time to STOP makes excuses and to START taking responsibility – for your health and wellness.

 Come on guys and ladies – you OWE it to your families – your children to be healthy and be there for them in the long run.  You owe it to yourself to be fit and healthy.

 If you feel you just cannot do this by yourself, don’t despair – Extreme Boot Camp is here to help you.  We will ensure that you get proper nutrition advise and start exercising at a level suitable for you – but don’t just leave it – do something, ANYTHING, and do it TODAY!!!

 Join our “SUMMER SHAPE UP” Challenge TODAY – not tomorrow, not next week, or next month – do it TODAY!!!

 Until next time Boot Campers; eat well; stay strong; be healthy and keep training like a Warrior!!!

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Article source: http://extremebootcamp.co.za/2012/09/14/obesity-in-south-africa/