Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

The Challenge for this week is “The Sign Says”

We were strolling the streets in the city of ChongQing, China, remarking at how new and tall the buildings were.

The only prominent and visible sign was that of a global chain restaurant who claims to have 34,000 restaurants in over  100+ countries.DSCF6310

The sign reminded me of  the changing eating habits in China  which have brought new health problems to the world’s most populous nation, as the country’s economic boom allowed millions of people to add more meat and processed foods into their diets.

In a matter of less than two generations, China has gone from insufficiency of food (for instance, during the Cultural Revolution)  to almost gluttony. This has contributed to obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, higher  Body Mass Index etc. in the population.

To me, the sign says we must eat healthily, have enough physical exercise, manage our stresses, be at peace with ourselves / outside world and adopt a positive attitude.

The Sign is clear 🙂