Saturday, November 26, 2016

26 November - World Anti-Obesity Day

World Anti-Obesity Day (AOD) is observed in various parts of the world on November 26, with several healthcare organizations  in India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries participating in it.


In 2001, the Indian Wellness brand VLCC, founded by Mrs. Vandana Luthra, took the first step towards creating the celebration of the day to create awareness about  ill-effects of Obesity and ways to prevent it or reduce the overweight through weight reduction programmes.

2016

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/world-anti-obesity-day-seven-things-which-will-keep-you-flab-free-116112600260_1.html

http://www.hindustantimes.com/health-and-fitness/anti-obesity-day-7-popular-myths-around-obesity-debunked/story-hIFjYVqPxJlfEeIrJgn5IO.html

http://mediainfoline.com/brand/vlcc-celebrates-15-years-of-anti-obesity-day-with-standup-india-campaign-to-battle-obesity/


2015

Stand Up at least Three Hours a Day


Stand Up India, is a public awareness campaign that seeks to make people aware of the dangers of prolonged sitting, urging them to be more active. People who sit for 6-7 hours every day are at an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life spans as well as becoming overweight.  A report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in January 2015 finds that long hours of sitting increases an individuals risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Standing for at least one-fourth of the day decreases this risk, observes a research by the American Cancer Society in collaboration with The Cooper Institute, the University of Texas and the University of Georgia. Standing for an hour can help burn approximately 50 extra kilo calories. So by standing for two hours a day (extra 100 calories burn) for a year one can lose more than 36,500 calories (that is walking at least 15 to 186 marathons), or nearly five kgs.

Vandana Luthra made the appeal: "I urge you to stand up for your health. Log on to www.orangepledge.com and take the Orange Pledge if you agree to stand up against obesity.



http://www.sify.com/news/stand-up-india-vlcc-launches-nationwide-campaign-to-fight-obesity-news-default-plyqfkfghhefd.html

http://www.vlccwellness.com/India/orangepledge/


Creative Way to Stand Up and Work

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jobs-careers/anti-obesity-day-november-26/162389.html

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