Automation continues to increase in every area of the industrialized world. Obesity, heart problems, some cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other health issues fuelled by poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle continue to increase worldwide at an alarming rate.
The U.K. is considered to have one of the highest rates of obesity and overweight residents in Western Europe after Malta and Iceland. Moreover, India is suffering a massive obesity problem caused by its new found affluence, fast-food outlets on every corner, car ownership, and old customs that say “fat means rich”. Other countries such as the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Pakistan, and Indonesia are all fighting health issues associated with lifestyle problems.
Now, these problems are beginning to hit Australia. 90% of young Australians don’t get enough exercise, and nearly 12 million adults are considered to lead a sedentary lifestyle.