Low Physical Activity

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Around 48% of people in Iran between the ages 15 and 64 have a BMI (Body Mass Index) over 25, which means almost half of the country’s adolescent and adult population is overweight or obese, says a report by the Health Ministry on its website. “According to our studies, 40.1% of people over the age of 15 are not physically active enough to stay healthy,” said Ahmad Kousha, head of the ministry’s Non-Communicable Disease Center on Saturday, Webda reported. About 88% of Iranians don’t consume enough fruits and vegetables which can help replace other foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar. The situation is even worse in some of the provinces. In Kohgiluye-Boyer Ahmad Province, 99.5% of people don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables. Also people in Fars and Bushehr provinces have the lowest physical activity rate in the country. Mazandaran and Qom provinces have the highest rate of obesity and in both consumption of fruits and vegetables is low. 

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