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Published: March 16, 2012
Much continues to be written about the obesity epidemic that’s plaguing the western world.
According to the Maple Ridge Healthier Community Action Plan report by Fraser Health, presented to council in 2011, Maple Ridge scores worse than average in B.C., as well as the Fraser Health area, when it comes to the incidence of diseases, such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer and cerebrovascular diseases, which are all linked to obesity.
We’re also less physically active than average. We’re apparently doing slightly better than average when it comes to healthy eating habits.