According to a researcher interviewed by NRK - a Norwegian news channel, ca. 70% of the Norwegian population are overweight. The number was higher than I thought. I guessed ca. 45 - 50%. I've noticed there are more people getting health problems and being overweight. Almost everyone over 60 are overweight. Many foreigners believes almost everyone in Scandinavia are slim, but I can tell them that certain stereotypes aren't true. Many Scandinavians looks like many British and American people, not like the few handpicked celebrities. Junk food isn't only common in the US. Norway started the last decades to adopt the American food and TV-culture too.
- Yes, we've an extreme obesity problem (Explain)
- We've a big overweight population. It's a problem, but not extreme (Explain)
- There are more overweight now than earlier, but not a big problem (Explain)
- No, there are very few overweight and obesity is rarely a problem (Explain)
- No, almost everyone are fit and healthy (Explain)
- No, underweight is a bigger problem (Explain)
- Other (Explain What & Why)
Most Helpful Girls
We have a memorable overweight population with 30%
We are the fattest in Europe according to this map.
This is world obesity
I am surprised that some Europeans below gave higher numbers.
Are 70% of Norwegians really overweight?
I also know Scandinavians as slim.
We have pretty much perfect food here even foreigners who live here for a few years become fat. (I know it from my German-American teacher) She says she eats Turkish food everyday and she also says she did not miss hamburgers at all.
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Most Helpful Guys
I live in austria. I think people are not that much overweight but its not healthy at all. Before few weeks i was at pool in switzerland and people from outside look normal but when they remove clothes they are fucking fat. I have nothing against that, its not my problem but for them its not healthy to carry that amount of fat. My mom is always against my fitness lifestyle and they call me "not healthy" and "crazy" and only reason they call me like that is cuz they are "fat" and "not healthy" ones.
In Canada, at least the part I live in, people (on average) are more overweight than obese. It's pretty rare to see someone morbidly obese (much more common in the US from what I've seen) and we're nowhere near as bad as the US, but it's still a pretty visible problem.
That being said I don't think BMI is the most accurate indicator of someone's obesity or fitness level at all. It doesn't take into account body fat percentage and muscle weight, which in my opinion are much better indicators of measuring how fit or overweight somebody is. For example, if there are two men the exact same height and weight but one has more muscle mass than the other.