Obesity has become one of the scariest things for people of Scotland; this rich country holds a huge number of obese population which has put Scotland in the second spot for being the second obese nation in the world. Many programmes and campaigns have been so far implemented to overcome this vast problem. Moving a step forward a new drive has been launched recently to break this jinx which is haunting Scotland for quite a long time.
This new obesity eradication drive will be focusing specially on children, meanwhile the Mend (mind, exercise, nutrition- do it) programme will focus on to make sure that the children and their families are well aware about the nutritional value of food. Mend has started its initiative in East Ayrshire, in which children and their parents are taking part in two sessions a week for a total of ten weeks. In this educative session they will gain essential information regarding nutritional values, importance of exercise and also will motivate them to stick to a healthy living.
It was also informed that after this informative session gets over in the East Ayrshire region, it will then be launched for other places like Aberdeen, Borders, Glasgow and Edinburgh. This programme which was started to control the growing obesity issue is gaining positive feed backs from many families. People are benefiting from this session and are very excited to move on to a healthy life.
Obesity has not only affected ones physical identity, but also had made them psychologically weak. Obese people have to go through many harsh realities in our society and have to live a discarded life. There are instance when this mental trauma makes them to go for suicidal attempts. Well the problem seems very big and scary, but we ourselves are responsible to develop this fat trouble in a slow course of time. Its better to stick to a healthy diet, so that one doesn’t regret afterwards.
With the active participation by people of Scotland towards these health programmes it seems as if Scots have very well understood the ill-effects of obesity and are desperately looking for a better and healthier tomorrow.