November 15, 2012

Are Danes getting fat?

A few days ago, I read an article which said that Denmark planned to abolish fat tax. Danes have special tax on fat food like meat or butter. This tax was introduced a year ago because according to Danish Authorities, 47% Danes are overweight and 13% are obese.

It´s a big surprise for me that Danes are so fat. I thought that Danish people were very focused on sport activities and healthy food.
People here in Denmark are mostly using bikes for getting to work or for traveling around city. In the evenings I meet a lot of people jogging on streets. In the city, there is a big amount of fitness centers full of people. In groceries you will find a lot of a wholemeal bread and a good quality vegetables. Is problem somewhere else? 

This Danes will not get fat.