Every morning in Thailand, Buddhist devotees bring food offerings to the monks holding donation bowls. Today they load up the monks with sugary juices, full fat and sugar dishes, snacks, and fast foods. Monastic life is very sedentary, also. Over 48% of monks are obese and 42% have high cholesterol, 23% hypertension, and 10% are diabetics. Consequently, medical costs for the monks is rapidly rising. The government has stepped in with a program to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
PositiveTip: Overweight? Go on a program similar to the Thai monks.