Daily exercise is key to health, but what we eat is by far the most determinate factor on our weight as well as our carbon and environmental impact.
Since 1980, the obesity prevalence has doubled worldwide with about 13 percent of the global population now registering as obese, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States, nearly 70 percent of the population is either overweight or obese.
A lack of exercise and too many calories have been depicted as equal causes of the crisis. But as researchers put it in an article in BMJ, “You cannot outrun a bad diet.” See: The exercise myth.
This discussion on the far-ranging impact of how we are choosing to produce and consume food is important to grasp. Watch: What’s wrong with food in America