TIRANA, August 14
Obesity is declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the disease of the 21st century, and Albania is not excluded from this risk. According to data published by INSTAT, in 2018, 41.7% of Albanian men and 30.8% of Albanian women, are overweight. Whereas, 18.1% of men and 24.4% of women are declared obese in Albania. A previous publication by WHO in 2016 regarding diabetes, showed that the percentage of obesity of adults in Albania, was 18.1% of the population, from 14.9% that was in 2006. But other data that are connected with physical activity, show that Albanian men exercise more often than women.
Women between the age range of 15-59 year old:
11.1% exercise between 5 to 7 times a week
3.3% exercise between 3 to 4 times a week
3% exercise between 1 to 2 times a week
82.7% don’t exercise at all
Men between the age range of 15-59 year old:
10.4% exercise between 5to 7 times a week
5.9% exercise between 3 to 4 times a week
77.2% don’t exercise at all
In some of the main gyms of the capital city, Tirana, the owners claim that women who go frequently to these places are in increase, but the majority of them don’t go for better results, but to look good in front of others. Those who go to the gyms to feel better about themselves and be in shape are in small numbers compared to the other group of people.
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