Deceases due to COVID-19 were the most common cause of death in Mexico between January and June 2021. During that period, more than 145 thousand people died due to the disease in the North American country. Heart conditions ranked second, with nearly 114 thousand deaths registered that year.
Obesity in Mexico
Obesity and being overweight can worsen many risk factors for developing heart conditions, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes, which in the case of a COVID-19 infection can lead to a severe course of the disease. In 2020, Mexico was reported as having one of the largest overweight and/or obese population in Latin America, with 66 percent of people in the country having a body mass index higher than 25. A year before, in 2019, obesity was announced as being one of the most common illnesses experienced in Mexico, with over 677,000 cases estimated. In a decade from now, it is predicted that about 6.6 million children in Mexico will suffer from obesity. If estimations are correct, this North American country will belong to the world’s top 10 countries with the most obese children in 2030.
Physical activity in Mexico
It is not only a matter of food intake. A 2021 survey found, for instance, that only 39.6 percent of Mexican population practiced sports and physical activities in their free time, share that has decreased in comparison to 2013. Nearly one fifth of the physically active Mexicans practice sports for fun. However, the vast majority were motivated by health reasons.
…. more: Statista.com (Quelle/Source)