Southeast Asia Tackles Obesity with Stair Climbing and Cutting Calories

June 9, 2014 3:02 PM

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Obesity is a worldwide epidemic that affects people of all ages. Since obesity can increase one's risk of developing numerous other health conditions, losing weight and maintaining it is vital. In Southeast Asia, many nations have started taken several measures to prevent obesity from becoming a widespread disease. These countries have turned to the traditional methods of stair climbing and cutting calories.

"There's some intuition that once obesity gets above a certain share of a population, it becomes more of a norm and then businesses and infrastructure accommodate the greater appetite, sucking in more people into that lifestyle," Zee Yoong Kang, chief executive of Singapore's Health Promotion Board,...

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