Theres a good reason why marathons have become a fad in China and India. Of late with the number of overweight people outnumbering those that are underweight worldwide, its become popular to exercise and what better way to do it then out in the open with friends?
While marathons have mushroomed across South East Asia, so have crazy diet plans and the sales of sporting goods. This predominantly stems from the fact that people in China and India are excessively getting more obese. According to a study on Global Trends in Body Mass Index (BMI), published in the medical journal, Lancet, China displaced the United States as the world’s most obese country in 2014. The figures for China stood at 43.2 million obese men and 46.4 million obese women while the U.S. had 41.7 million obese men and 46.1 million obese women. A diet high on junk foods, crazy work hours, and a society that believes burgers to be cool can do that to a population.