Today we continue to look at obesity, and in particular the risk factors involved with those who are obese. The ironic thing is that once our very overweight personal training clients have started to make progress in the right direction they can’t go back. You feel so much better both mentally and physically when you are exercising and eating well, the journey to better health is actually really enjoyable, honest!! Again the following is taken from the NHS obesity report from 2006. “NICE guidelines highlight overweight and obesity as risk factors for developing other long-term health problems such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and some cancers.
The proportion of both men and women at very high risk of the health effects of obesity increased with age peaking in the 65 to 74 age group, where 30% of men and 34% of women were in this category”. So if you are overweight and aged 65-74, get some exercise, have a go with a personal trainer and start eating well. “In 2006, women were more likely than men to have a raised waist circumference. In 2006, around a fifth of men and almost a quarter of women were at very high risk of health problems due to obesity”. That’s 1 in five people or more who will suffer ill health at the least, and in the worst case scenario are very likely to leave their loved ones early because of their lifestyle and poor nutrition.