Consumption of processed and convenience foods and our dependence on the car have led to an increase in obesity and reduction in the fitness level of the adult population. In some countries, especially industrialized ones, the number of obese people can amount to one third of the population. This is significant as obesity and poor fitness lead to a decrease in life expectancy, and it is therefore important for individuals and governments to work together to tackle this issue and improve their citizens' diet and fitness.
The tendency to consume a lot of processed and convenience foods as well as the overreliance on cars has increased the likelihood of obesity and lack of fitness among adults. In some countries, especially the highly industrialized ones, the prevalence of obesity is about one-third of the population. Such statistics are particularly important because it has been found that obesity and lack of fitness are associated with low life expectancy. Thus, there is a need for a joint effort of people and governments to help alleviate this problem.