Much has been written about obesity and globesity. Obesity is perhaps the biggest drain on any nations economic resources with a mind-boggling costs to which researchers are yet to put a final figure. But the estimates run into trillions of dollars across the world.
Governments across the world is mired in deep bureaucratic mechanisms to do anything more than put out food guidelines. Even this does not reach the intended public.
The issue needs to be tackled massively by the society that has spawned the problem in the first place.
So what are the social alternatives?
Dissemination of Information
This perhaps could be biggest tool to use against the fight for obesity control. Every institution from schools and collages to corporate have to disseminate, nay flood their audience with information on obesity and weight control, its evils, cost to individuals and food guidelines to control obesity. The stakes now are too high for everyone for the issue to be left to government alone to tackle.
Social Boycott of Fast food joints
A massive campaign especially aimed at the youth on the perils of a fast food culture and how it is eating into the very vitals of a healthy society. The campaign may include 'No Fast Food' days, creation of nutritional communities and clubs that actively protest the opening of new fast food joints in the local community. Nutritional communities may bring pressure on the fast food companies to put out nutritional information on the food they serve.
Promote Physical Activities
Every one especially children must be educated on the benefits of increased physical activities. The computer and television has been a major inhibitor of good health among children and adults alike. The community should raise funds to promote physical culture events and create awareness through public interest advertising.
Lobby the Government
There should be an effective lobbying to legislate laws against fast food and junk food companies, carbonated drinks and beverages that promote high calorie junk full of toxic chemicals disguised as fruit juices.
Promote Health foods and herbal nutrition
Traditionally herbal food supplements have less cause to create trouble. Increase awareness about Herbal food items and herbal nutritional supplements that promote physical wellness, build immunity and helps in reducing body fat. Awareness of the health effects and the bio friendly nature of herbal food supplements would definitely help in combating the problem largely.
Its time for the society to act to control the menace of obesity, take responsibility so that our future generations may lead a better and more qualitative life and enjoy the fruits of all the modern scientific developments.
This article is copyright © of R.G. Srinivasan a Certified Trainer, Small Business Consultant, Writer and Author. He is passionate about alternative therapies and holistic health. Check out his herbal health blog at http://globalhealthnetwork.tripod.com/herb alhealth for more on the subject of health and fitness.
Dieters dread the plateau. You're on a roll, losing weight... Read More
Water is useful when we are trying for losing weight.... Read More
At around Ł350 pounds a treatment, Lipo-Dissolve the so called... Read More
To see the "low carb" diets on the way out... Read More
Now that the temptations of the Holiday season have passed... Read More
The 3 day diet mixes certain types of foods that... Read More
Getting enough of the good fats will help you lose... Read More
As a low carb dieter, you have probably been bombarded... Read More
Ok... If you are reading this is because you do... Read More
Did you say there's a way I can eat what... Read More
For many years, the experts, including our government have been... Read More
With obesity and disease increasing dramatically, many fitness experts are... Read More
If you want to reduce your body fat, focus on... Read More
Recently a woman went public in her online diet community... Read More
Several months ago I was in desperate need of weight... Read More
Getting Started on The Clean DietIf you want to lose... Read More
Just because you're working hard, doesn't mean that you're working... Read More
Saboteurs are people and thoughts that are going to sabotage... Read More
The Constant Quest for Restriction; Not enough vs. too muchRestriction.... Read More
Fighting obesity has become one of the most important issues... Read More
As hoards of low-carb proponents invade the nutritional landscape, the... Read More
Have you ever just felt like you were doing everything... Read More
Do you know that while you work out the muscles... Read More
Notice, if you would, that every diet out there only... Read More
These treadmill weight loss tips are a great way to... Read More
In this age being ignorant is like committing a crime.... Read More
America is getting more obese every year. Even our children... Read More
As many of us know, it's the first few days... Read More
I made myself a sandwich today and thought I'd be... Read More
A really easy, fast way to weight loss is walking... Read More
A number of popular diets are focused on carbohydrates. Some... Read More
Lose Weight - Grab A GlassIn childhood, we heard it:... Read More
Do you tend to find your weight increases when you... Read More
We have all set them, and we will revisit them... Read More
Who'd have thought healthy eating could be so controversial? Lunching... Read More
A metabolism drug like ephedrine, has shown many people how... Read More
With the rise of obesity and the increasing incidence of... Read More
Let me tell you something - if you are doing... Read More
According to a recent survey by the National Health Institute,... Read More
We all eat. But how mindful are we of every... Read More
The Review Diaries She Unlimited MagazineThere are masses of carbohydrate... Read More
Weight loss information is often confusing and misleading. The more... Read More
You have been on diets before. You probably have lost... Read More
If I were asked, "what is the most difficult thing... Read More
Weight loss programs often have big claims. Understand the "science"... Read More
It's a sad comment on human nature that prejudice and... Read More
There are all kinds of fad diets and quick fixes... Read More
Reading labels is an essential part of any weight loss... Read More
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity... Read More
Got milk? New research suggests you should if you want... Read More
Weight Loss Weight Loss