THE GLOW PROJECT

 

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Key facts

- Worldwide Obesity has more than doubled since 1980

- In 2014, more than 1.9billion adults, 18 years or older were overweight, of these over 600 million were obese

- 39% of adults were overweight and 13% were obese

- Most of the population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight

- 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2014

- Obesity is preventable

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/ 

 

Childhood obesity is associated with a higher chance of obesity, premature death and disability in adulthood. But in addition to increased future risks, obese children experience breathing difficulties, increased risk of fractures, hypertension, early markers of cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and psychological effects.

Common health consequences of overweight and obesity are:

- Cardiovascular Diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke), which were the leading cause of death in 2012;

- Diabetes

- Musculoskeletal disorders (especially osteoarthritis – a highly disabling degenerative disease of the joints);

- Some cancers (including endometrial, breast, ovarian, prostate, liver, gallbladder, kidney, and colon).

 

The  Glow Project is a not for Profit Movement which endeavours to help reduce the prevalence of children who are overweight or obese by : 

- providing education in schools about how to be healthy

- educating school children and adolescents on the 4 Pillars of health

- provide healthy nutritious meals to under privileged children

- having a strong presence contributing to the community in promoting health and  wellness