Adults weigh 70 million kilos too much

Dutch adults carry a combined 70 million kilos of excess fat, enought to fill 135 swimming pools, says a government body aimed at getting people to take more exercise.

If people spent 28 minutes a day walking fast for five days a week on top of their normal exercise, all the extra fat would disappear within a year, the sport and movement institute said in Wednesday’s Telegraaf.
Men are responsible for 37 million of the extra kilos, women 33 million. Research shows that 5% of deaths in the Netherlands can be attributed to overweight.

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