About 40 percent of overweight people who exercise regularly are fit. Moreover all thin people are not physically active, and hence they are not fit.
You have probably already read it in the newspapers and you have seen it on the news: in the United States, the number of obese children and adolescents has continued to increase in the last two decades. 1 You may ask yourself: Why do doctors and scientists care about this trend?
It is my opinion that personal responsibility for food choices is not the only factor that affects what people eat. It is impossible to understand, explain, or alter eating habits without taking into account the context in which a person lives, for instance, family, home, and individual traits.