Your sedentary lifestyle and decline in standard physical activity are to be accountable for the drastic increase in body fat, according to a study from the United Nations. UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) mentioned in a report that consuming foods with high starch, sugar, fat, and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a prescription for rising global rates of obesity, even in countries where many are still face starvation. The study suggested that in recent decades, people living in towns and cities have gradually moved away from seasonal diets, mainly plant-based and fiber-rich foods. Globalization, urbanization, and income growth have been cited as major reasons for the diet change, as people find less time to cook at home and rely more on fast food outlets, street food stalls, and quick meals because of their busy schedule. This has caused a condition where about 800 million people are considered obese and over 40 million children under five years of age are overweight. Inevitably, this has lead to obesity-related health issues such as diabetesheart disease and certain types of cancers. Meanwhile, about 821 million people worldwide still suffer from starvation, with figures growing over the past three years, and around one in three children suffering from malnutrition and not developing adequately: in some parts of Africa, hunger has risen by nearly 20%, he added. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres noted that the food currently consumed and produced has a significant impact on climate change. He also urged everyone to support healthy diets that can make the UN’s goal of zero hunger by 2030 possible.