What is obesity?

Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 and higher.

Obesity in Singapore

  • Number of obese people in Singapore has risen by 70 per cent
  • One in ten Singaporeans between the ages of 18 and 69 is obese
  • Obesity is more common in men (12.1 per cent) than women (9.5 per cent)
  • Close to 58 per cent of Singaporens with a BMI of 23 or higher are pre-diabetic or suffer from one or more chronic conditions like diabetes

 Tips to manage obesity

  • Observe a healthy, controlled diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Increase your physical activity
  • Manage stress
  • Have a positive outlook

* Before embarking on any lifestyle changes, consult a doctor, dietitian or trained counsellor.