Stephen Hawking On Why People Need To Stop Eating Too Much

By Erika Ivene - 01 Dec '16 09:33AM
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Aside from obesity, which he thinks is one of the major health problems in the world, Professor Stephen Hawking believes that the people eat too much, they literally kill themselves. People need to stop eating too much and start moving.

According to The Telegraph, Professor Hawking released a public advisory on why people need to stop eating too much. He emphasized that this gluttony leads to serious health problems and causes even death due to complications from obesity. "We eat too much and move too little," the famous physicist and cosmologist added.

The solution to this problem is simple and "is not rocket science." People only need to be physically active and have a healthier diet. Earlier in November, Professor Hawking, 74, cited that humans only have 1,000 years left on Earth and will be erased to extinction after. However, by the looks of it, Hawking's target date will likely be caused by mankind simply by greedily eating their way to death.

The video was produced by Gen-Pep, a Swedish non-profit that forwards the youth and children's health, reports The Huffington Post. His statement about people moving "too little" gives an inevitable irony to his situation. Hawking is widely known to have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and is immovable in his wheelchair by the disease.

Hawking went on in the video talking about how "being sedentary" became a huge problem for the people since for people like him moving is everything. The professor's speech, which is done with the help of a specialized speech machine, still gave an emotional impact. Thus, it only implies that people need to be thankful that they can still move, so they should.

Towards the end of the video, Gen-Pep reiterated that inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death in the world, The Mirror reports. Every day, children should be physically active for at least an hour and adults for not less than thirty minutes.

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