The WHO defines health "A state of complete, physical, mental & social well-being & not merely absence of disease or deformity".
This statement now includes ‘the ability to lead a socially & economically productive life’.
The 2005 WHO projections indicate that globally approximately 1.6 billion adults (15+ age group) were overweight & 400 million were obese. About 20 million children were overweight in the same period. By 2015, the WHO estimates that approximately 2.3 billion adults will be overweight & 700 million will be obese.
In 2010 India had about 100 million heart patients, that is 60% of the world’s heart patients were in India, by 2015 heart disease will replace infectious diseases as a major killer & by 2025 nearly half of India’s population will suffer from heart ailments!
Today India, with more than 30 million diabetic people is fast becoming the world’s diabetic capital. By 2025, WHO estimates that India will have 50 million diabetics.
So ladies & gentlemen it is high time that we wake up!