Agence France-PresseOctober 31, 2013 18:03
President Enrique Pena Nieto encouraged Mexicans on Thursday to walk more, use stairs and exercise one hour every day as he launched a campaign against rampant obesity and diabetes.
"We can't keep our arms crossed in front of a real overweight and obesity epidemic. The lives of millions of Mexicans are literally at risk," Pena Nieto said.
Seven in 10 adults are either overweight or obese in Mexico, while one-third of the country's children fall in that category, according to official figures.