Taiwanese workers exercise at their desk
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Taiwan's bid to boost fitness and reduce obesity

A healthy-living campaign aimed at tackling Taiwan's growing weight problem has been partially successful.

Government figures show that more than 44% of Taiwan's adults are overweight, and so are a quarter of the children.

For two years, the Taiwanese government has encouraged people to exercise more and eat healthily.

More than a million Taiwanese have lost 2.2m kg on an ambitious nationwide weight-loss programme.

Cindy Sui reports from Taipei.

  • 15 Feb 2013