Britain is on track to be the fattest nation in Europe in a decade, with the rise in obesity driven by takeaway services such as Deliveroo and sedentary lifestyles, a World Health Organisation expert has warned.
By the early 2030s, 37 percent of British men and women are expected to be obese, a report from global health chiefs says. The present figure is 28 percent. The WHO’s report on obesity across the European region warns that the number of people who are overweight or obese has reached “epidemic proportions”, causing at least 1.2 million deaths every year.
Experts at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, have said: “The proportion of the population covered by these takeaways and online food deliveries is greater. It is very big in the UK compared to other countries. We know it’s both sides, one side is energy intake and the other side is energy expenditure. So more and more screen time and sedentary lifestyles are contributing to the increasing levels of obesity.”
In this episode, we discuss this topic and share the Strength Matters approach to tackling obesity.
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