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One-Third of S. Koreans Overweight, Many not Trying to Slim Down

One-Third of S. Koreans Overweight, Many not Trying to Slim Down

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Roughly a third of adult South Koreans were overweight in 2014, with many not even trying to lose weight, government data showed Monday. The 2014 national health data by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) showed 31.5 percent of people over 19 were categorized as being [...]

In Korea, Looks Count – Even for Kids

In Korea, Looks Count – Even for Kids

The proportion of those who have a distorted body image was 18.8 percent among females and 13.4 percent among males. (Image : Pixabay) SEOUL, Nov.10 (Korea Bizwire) – Under a social atmosphere that pressures Korean girls to have slender bodies, even young girls are forcing themselves to follow strict diets. In addition to teenagers, children [...]

With Less Exercise, Koreans Are Getting Fatter

With Less Exercise, Koreans Are Getting Fatter

SEOUL, Korea, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Year by year, fewer Koreans are regularly exercising and more Koreans become overweight. According to a health survey on some 22,000 adult men and women conducted by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 38.2 percent of respondents said they do regular exercises like walking more [...]