It is well known that the quality of life has improved over the years. Technology has made life much easy. This
however has some adverse effects. The increase in the average weight of people in some countries is one of these effects.
First of all, people got used to the convenience that was provided to them. Junk food is one of the causes. The working hours have been increased and time for cooking limited/resulting in limited time to cook. Thus they prefer junk food as it is readily available. Junk is is rich in calories resulting in fat deposits in our body. This fat is the cause for many health problems.
Furthermore, people have a sedentary lifestyle. They walk less , using mostly their cars, taxis and buses. Even during their leisure time, they prefer to relax and refrain from any sport activities. Children(it's never "the children") stay indoors spending most of the time playing on computer and console games, while adults watch television. Fitness level is being decreased and body weight is increasing as these activities don’t contribute in fat burning and exercising the body.
It is clear that measures should be taken to stop these problems. People like these, should be treated carefully as it is a sensitive matter. I believe there should be a campaign informing for the seriousness of overweight. Government(no s) should encourage people to participate in activities such as sports, trekking, cycling and more. In addition, programs should be created in schools were children will be educated better about these problems.