Published on Friday, March 3, 2023

Mexico | What do finances have to do with obesity and being overweight?

Considering that March 4 is the World Obesity Day, this press article analyzes not only the problems associated with obesity and overweight, but also the possible effects that could have on family spending.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • Eating habits and lack of exercise are among the most common causes of overweight and obesity, and according to the 2021 National Health and Nutrition Survey, in Mexico just over 7 out of 10 adults have these problems.
  • Finances, and obesity and overweight, share the use of "self-control" to improve health (physical and financial). There are treatments that need to be accompanied by a strong self-control, not only to carry them out, but to keep them in the long term.
  • Being overweight and obese generates risks of serious illnesses that not only disturb family income by spending on medicines, hospitals, and special materials for their treatment, but there are also studies that confirm that chronic illnesses and the difficulty in carrying out daily activities could affect job performance.
  • Savings could be a useful tool against overweight and obesity, saving money from what is not consumed in a diet.

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