1.5 Billion

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is saying that 1.5 billion! (yes, billion) people will be obese by 2015. For the record, obese means having a BMI higher than 30. Now it’s important to note that I’m not bashing on obese people just because I can. I’ve had to endure a 2.5 hour flight sitting next to obese woman and the Federal government has reported that obese persons flying have risen ticket prices. Health insurance is also going up to the many medial complications that obese people can face. And while you may think about chewing me out because being obese is “something your can’t control,” I kindly remind you that you were not born fat.

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