Amsterdam, September 28, 2017 – WHO says Europe has the second highest proportion of overweight or obese people, ranking just behind the USA, with Eurostat saying some 51.6% of men and women over 18 years of age were overweight in 2014, a 6% rise from the 48.6% level in 2009.
And the young are at particular risk. Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, said that “despite sustained efforts to tackle childhood obesity, one in three adolescents is still estimated to be overweight or obese in Europe, with the highest rates found in southern European and Mediterranean countries."
-Avoid being a couch potato, which is not only sedentary but also increases the risk of eating fattening snacks
-Increase fresh fruit and vegetables consumption or salads at every meal
-Replace unhealthy snacks with fruit
-Encourage family activities such as kicking a football around, swimming, or bike rides - or even just walking!
-Get a pet dog and start taking log walks
-Cut down on sugary drinks and treats
Founded in 1923, Tanita Corporation is an ethical healthcare product manufacturer. Tanita’s core objective is to research and bring to market, technologies that facilitate health monitoring, both for professionals and for the (health-conscious) public. The company produces a complete range of innovative scales encompassing everything from scales for jewellery, baby scales, kitchen scales, professional and consumer scales.
Today, Tanita is the world leader in health monitoring technology. With sales of more than 28 million home-use and professional products, Tanita has proven its superior technology, unique design and high manufacturing standards; earning ISO 9001 certification, CE marking, NAWI, MDD, membership of the JQA (Japanese Quality Association) and FDA clearance.
The Company’s international headquarters are located in Tokyo, Japan, with award-winning manufacturing facilities in Japan and China. It also maintains sister companies in the USA, China and Hong Kong and an EMEA Head Office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
After building a highly successful business manufacturing bathroom scales, Tanita focused its research on the links between weight and health. Following extensive research to establish the relationship between excess body fat, heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers; Tanita introduced the world’s first Integrated Body Fat Scale to medical research professionals in 1992. Using this same technology, Tanita then developed the world’s first Body Fat Monitor Scale for personal use in 1994.