BEIJING, August 2 -- Mexican police authorities are making
efforts to resolve the growing obesity among police officers.
According to local media reports, 60 percent of
Mexican policemen are overweighted and 9 percent of them are obese, which has
affected the efficiency and image of Mexican police.
This week, Mexico's Ministry of Public Security
called upon the policemen to lose weight by living a healthy life like drinking
more water, taking physical exercises and not eating junk food.
In addition, the ministry has sent 53 experts to give
instructions on how to lose weight. Sports competitions like boxing, soccer and
long-distance running will also be organized for the policemen.
In recent years, obesity has become one of the
biggest health threats to Mexican people.
According to a local survey, 60 to 70 percent of
Mexicans are overweighted or obese because of eating high-fat food and lack of
Xinhua News Agency correspondents reporting from