The World Health Organization has defined overweight and obesity as an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. This in turn can seriously affect the health of an individual, and at times could prove to be fatal.
According to the National Health & Morbidity Survey 2015, 33.4% of the population is overweight (About 6.3 million population >18 years old) and 30.6% of the population is obese (About 5.7 million population >18 years old). About 2 out of 3 Malaysians are overweight or obese. However, in the recently published NHMS 2019 the situation is worsening and currently, 1 in 2 adults in Malaysia are overweight or obese.
Obesity Is Not
Energy In/Energy Out
When making an exercise and physical activity plan, remember to: