Firstly welcome to our beginners guide on the future of fitness and wearable technology, I just want to say thank you for joining me as we embark on a quick journey of discovery into this ever changing landscape of technological advancement. In this first introductory chapter we will be going over why we are in need of fitness and how technology is/will play a huge part in getting us fit. Let’s get started…
First and foremost, here we are, living in an era where fast food meals that are rich in fat are available on every corner and advertised on every platform available. There’s no wonder more and more people are suffering from obesity. Obesity, in the dictionary, is defined as
“The condition of being very fat or overweight; corpulence.”
There are dire consequences for those that are morbidly obese. Take a look at the facts and figures about obesity throughout the world …
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity rates worldwide have doubled between 1980 and 2008. In 2014, 39% of adults aged 18 and over worldwide were overweight (about 2 billion) with 19% of them considered obese (estimated 1 billion people).
Obesity statistics in children is just as disturbing. WHO revealed that the number of overweight and obese children under five years old has risen to 41 million, from 31 million in 1990.