I wrote an article about the ‘Obesity Epidemic’ at the start of 2012, the finishing sentence of which was The truth is, unless we change, nothing will change, and as expected it seems nothing has changed!
According to the latest health survey … In England 24% of men and 26% of women in England are obese, while 65% of men and 58% of women are either overweight or obese. This compared with the results from the first health survey back in 1993 where only 13% of men and 16% of women were classed as obese. Something is going drastically wrong.
We know what causes obesity and why people become obese, (and if you don’t then please follow THIS LINK to our previous article on obesity) so why have the same old excuses citing poor education and lack of proper labels on foodstuffs been made again! Apparently the coalition has helped encourage a much wider use of labels on foodstuffs so consumers could choose healthier options, and Ministers will be launching a new campaign early next year to encourage people to eat more healthily. People have got a very good grasp on what a healthy and unhealthy diet consists of, and contrary to popular belief people are intelligent enough to realise that eating cakes, biscuits, and burgers all day is not going to keep them in tip-top shape.