British Girls FATTEST In Europe… Time We Took Action!

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Experts assert that a third of girls in the UK are ‘dangerously fat’ meaning they are at high risk of developing conditions such as Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. I cut straight to the chase with this, an approach that I feel the British government would do well to follow! Yes, we’re all responsible for our own destiny and wellbeing, but whether we like it or not, many are bound by their lack of understanding. SO LETS EDUCATE THEM and MAKE IT LAW, not AN OPTION!

Childhood obesity has to be addressed, child death rate in the UK is the second worst in Western Europe. The same study also found that one in ten children also had a mental health illness, a condition that is now understood to heavily impact on obesity (in fact, obesity is widely considered a mental condition itself). The number of girls that are overweight or obese now outweigh the number of boys, not that gender really matters, but the numbers are very concerning all the same. The study found that 26% of boys and 29% of girls are overweight or obese, that’s more than a quarter of Britain’s child population! It’s refreshing to see that the NHS are taking a stand, but only time will tell if this makes a positive dent on this BIG (in more ways than one) problem.

Reference

MailOnline, (2014). British girls are the fattest in Europe: Doctors warn up to a third are 'dangerously fat' and childhood obesity has reached 'alarming' levels. Retrieved 18th November, 2014, from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2838553/British-girls-fattest-Europe-doctors-warn.html

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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