Sunday, November 26, 2017

26 November - World Anti-Obesity Day

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World Obesity Day - 11 October

World Obesity Day

11 October 2017


World Obesity Day was launched in 2015 to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reverse the obesity crisis. The aim is to increase awareness, encourage advocacy, improve policies, and share experiences.

The campaign reached over six million people in 2016, and with your help can continue to grow year on year.

About World Obesity Federation
World Obesity Federation represents professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 50 regional and national obesity associations. Through our membership we create a global community of organisations dedicated to solving the problems of obesity. Our mission is to lead and drive global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

Thunderclap Message for World Obesity Day - 11 October 2017
Very interesting idea to reach large number of people through social media

World Obesity Day, 11 October 2017: Theme  "Invest in (Preventing and Reducing) Obesity"

Untreated, obesity is responsible for a significant proportion of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and many types of cancer.

Investing in the prevention, management and treatment of obesity is a cost-effective action for governments and health services. Investment to achieve the 2025 target set by the World Health Organization to halt the rise in obesity and to achieve a 25% relative reduction in mortality from NCDs.

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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.



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 and take the Orange Pledge if you agree to stand up against obesity.

Creative Way to Stand Up and Work

Updated 27 November 2017, 26 November 2016

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