Let's talk about weight …

Obesity in Kenya is fast becoming an epidemic, one that has fostered an environment for the exploitation of Kenyans who want to get lean without breaking a sweat. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • According to a report in 2015 by the Ministry of Health, lifestyle diseases account for over 50 per cent of total hospital admissions and 55 per cent of hospital deaths.
  • The conversation around overweight and obesity should stray from a point of ridicule to encourage healthier methods of staying in shape as a whole.

"Measure your height, weight." Strolling through the streets of Nairobi, weighing scales beckon pedestrians to calculate their body mass index (BMI) at a small fee.

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