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Half of Saudi men lead “lethargic lifestyles,” says doctor
The head of the Arab Center for Nutrition has branded Saudi men lazy, junk food-gorging couch potatoes...
August 19, 2009 12:40 by Aarti Nagraj
The head of the Arab Center for Nutrition has branded Saudi men lazy, junk food-gorging couch potatoes, citing an unconfirmed study that claims 53 percent of Saudi men lead “lethargic lifestyles,” reports the Saudi Gazette. Only 20 percent of Saudi men lead ‘healthy’ lifestyles, and 27 percent are ‘partially active’.
Abdullah Musaiqir, a health and nutrition expert, warned that obesity remains a serious issue in the kingdom. He advised parents to reduce the time their children spend watching television, and to remove television sets from dining rooms and bedrooms; according to Musaiqir, watching television encourages children and adults to adopt unhealthy eating habits, such as eating crisps and popcorn.
Musaiqir also called for more awareness programs on the importance of healthy living.