Obesity and Exercise

We have a page of stuff about food, but this page addresses the other side of the equation – the balance between calories in and energy out. As this graph shows, the problem is not that we are eating more – its that we don’t use up the calories in the way we used to when most people did physical work. The answer to obesity and exercise is not in making people go to the gym.  It’s in active travel policies.  Cycling and walking are inexpensive and can be incorporated into daily life.

Energy Intake 1948-2005
Obesity in postcards