Its not everyday that we hear about Stephen Hawking when it comes to the medical field. In fact, he seems to have a lot more to say about physics and space. If this extremely smart man is going to issue a warning about our personal health than maybe we should listen.
Stephen Hawking has recently stated that the world is facing a challenge. This challenge is endangering the lives of millions of people across the globe. But he also says it won’t take the same kind of science that astrophysics takes to solve it. This danger is obesity
Stephen Hawking and Obesity
Hawking has explained that obesity is one of the leading killers in the world. Perhaps this is no surprise to some. It increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, and can lower life expectancy. This he believes is one of the most serious health threats on this century.
But Hawking doesn’t just issue this decree and leave us hanging. He insists that fixing this problem is simple. Changing the way that we eat and getting more physical exercise is the solution. This is something that scientists, nutritionalist, and mothers everywhere have been preaching for years.
Its well known that adults and children don’t get the amount of physical activity that they need to in a day. For adults it is recommended to get at least 30 mins of activity while for children its a full hour.
He believes that legislation needs to be established that will target obesity. This especially needs to be done in children. Sadly any legislation that has been even remotely introduced has been watered down or not passed.