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World Obesity Day

World Obesity Day is held on March 4. The first World Obesity Day took place in 2015. This event in the first decade of the month March is annual. Help us Help us 
4 March - World Obesity Day
World Obesity Day is observed globally on 4 March as of March 2020 (having previously been observed on the 11th October) with the view of promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis.
The holiday is organized by the World Obesity Federation, a non-profit body that has official relations with the World Health Organization. The goal is to "lead global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity".
In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years and older were overweight. More than one-third of adults in the United States have obesity. Overweight children are more likely to become overweight adults.
Your waist size increases your risk for diabetes. People gain weight when they eat more calories than they burn through activity. The world around us influences our ability to maintain a healthy weight.
Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It's a medical problem that increases the risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers.

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