The kids are just as much affected. (Photo via Ben Greenfield’s Blog on Active.com)
Apparently Canadians are getting fatter over time and there are a ton of reasons why. According to Postmedia News in a March 3, 2011 Vancouver Sun article “Girth of a nation: Canada trails U.S. in obesity rates“:
“A new Statistics Canada survey found that between 2007 and 2009, 24.1 per cent of adults in Canada were obese. In that U.S., that number was 34.4 per cent.
The gap was widest for women: 23.9 per cent of Canadian women qualified as obese, compared to 36.2 per cent of American women. Of Canadian men, 24.3 per cent were obese, while 32.6 per cent of American men tipped the scales.”
The doctors take a stab with depression, the way you live your life, stress and lack of sleep. The high joblessness rate can be thrown into the mix. What do you do when your job search or work load stress gets too high?
What kind of food do you reach for? And is it high in sugar?
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