Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Half of our Nation is Overweight!


Experts say obesity will overtake smoking as the biggest health problem of the decade. They are predicting a quarter of the population will be suffering from weight related diabetes by 2013.

Doctors have coined the phrase "diabesity" to describe the condition, which is affecting a rising number of chronically overweight adults and children.

In Australia researchers say 4 out of 10 children will be overweight within ten years. They said the proportion of children who are overweight is growing by at least one per cent a year.The average weight of Australian adults has increased five per cent in the past decade to 74.3kg according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics report. More than half (58%) of all men and 42% of women are overweight.

It would seem that many adults underestimate the severity of their own weight problems. "They don't recognize they're in the obese level, so of course they don't recognize they're child is overweight", one researcher said. "It's very hard to educate people who maybe don't see it or don't want to change."

Children as young as six are being treated for mature-onset diabetes, a condition once confined to overweight adults in their 40's.

Fatty diets and lack of exercise have also seen 10 year olds treated with cardio-vascular disease.

These children could have complications such as eye, kidney, circulation and heart problems by the time they're 20. The message needs to be put across to parents to encourage more physical activity and not let their kids sit in front of the computer or TV.

FAT FACTS

? Obesity costs countries billions of dollars a year.

? Obese people lose, on average, six or seven years of life.

? A cup of whole milk contains 8g of fat. Skim milk has 0.5grams.

? Obesity makes children so unhealthy and miserable that their quality of life is worse than children having chemotherapy to treat cancer.? A meat pie contains the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of fat.

? A Big Mac gives you just under 25% of your daily intake of kilojoules in one snack.

? A can of soft drink contains 9-10 teaspoons of sugar.

? Obese children are 27 times more likely to get diabetes and their chances of heart disease are doubled.

Check you BMI (Body Mass Index) today to see what category you fall into at: http://slim-n-trim.org/?refid=ezart-29894.

You have permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long as the bylines are included. A courtesy copy of your publication would be appreciated.

Paul Marsland and his wife Annette have been working as wellness coaches for the last 3 years. Using scientifically proven, balanced nutritious programmes they help people lose weight and improve their health, energy and vitality safely and effectively. For more information visit: http://slim-n-trim.org/?refid=ezart-29894


MORE RESOURCES:

Study: Online Intervention Program Improves Weight Loss Results
iHealthBeat
Supplementing a weight loss program with online behavioral intervention is less costly and nearly as effective as adding in-person support group sessions, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health, MobiHealthNews ...



Bayoubuzz

21 pounds of excess skin removed after weight loss
fox2now.com
I had read about several kinds of diets, and people suggested various forms of weight-loss surgery. But I'm a realist, and knew my chances of keeping the weight off were slim if I took one of those routes. So I started exercising and worked on my ...
After weight loss: Removing my excess skinBayoubuzz

all 7 news articles »


New York Daily News

4 Drew Barrymore's half-sister had rapid weight loss before death: brother
New York Daily News
The suspected overdose death of actress Drew Barrymore's half-sister Jessica Barrymore may be linked to her startling weight loss in recent months, her brother told the Daily News. “She'd lost like 100 pounds," grieving sibling John Barrymore, 60, said ...

and more »


Headlines & Global News

Weight Loss Surgery Is Not The Best Solution To The Obesity Epidemic
Headlines & Global News
NHS hospitals are doubling the number of weight-loss operations and appointing obesity surgeons to keep pace with the flood of morbidly obese patients requiring surgery, plus the "revision" surgical procedures being performed to correct weight-loss ...



Back To Buff? Chris Brown Flaunts Fast Weight Loss
HipHollywood.com
Just days ago, pictures surfaced of a shirtless Chris sporting a flabby stomach and lackluster physique while yachting it up in St. Tropez. Screen Shot 2014-08-01 at 7.36.49 AM. But according to Breezy, his body bounced back quickly and he's now buff ...

and more »


9NEWS.com

Denver cats keep dropping pounds in weight loss program
9NEWS.com
Denver cats keep dropping pounds in weight loss program. Denver Dumb Friends League has good news in their 10-week turn around trying to help cats lose weight. Loading… Post to Facebook. Denver cats keep dropping pounds in weight loss program ...



KSAT San Antonio

Obese dog leaves SA, making progress on weight loss
KSAT San Antonio
Obese dog leaves SA, making progress on weight loss. 147-pound Doberman named "Big Bear" getting healthy makeover. POSTED YESTERDAY, 9:46 PM UPDATED TODAY, 3:46 AM. big-bear-leaves-sa-making-progress-on-weight-. By KSAT Anchor/ ...
Obese doberman Bear is put on a weight loss regime as he looks sad and is ...Daily Mail
Obese Dog Must Lose Half His Body Weight: Depressed Doberman Put On Strict ...The Inquisitr

all 25 news articles »


Telegraph.co.uk

Is our obsession with thin making us fat?
Telegraph.co.uk
In a society where the majority of people are struggling to change their body shape, the weight-loss industry is fuelled by national demand to slim down. And as the timeline below shows, we have bought into growing numbers of diet regimes as our ...

and more »


VentureBeat

Here's What Happened When I Tried a Children's Weight-Loss App
TIME
I'm seeing red everywhere—not because I have an anger management problem but because I've been using Kurbo, a new app designed to help kids lose weight. And as with many things aimed at children (See: remote control cars, trampolines, songs from ...
Kurbo Health, the mobile weight-loss service for kids, bulks up with $5.8M roundVentureBeat
Mobile-enabled weight loss company for kids Kurbo Health raises $5.8Mmobihealthnews

all 9 news articles »


Bodies By Design: Mistakes to avoid in your weight-loss journey
Austin American-Statesman
Until you conquer this fear, your weight loss efforts will be blocked by self-sabotage. Professional speaker and author Anthony Robbins has outlined three specific beliefs that you must have in order to conquer your fear and instantly create a lasting ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.