30% of children are obese
Obesity has swiftly become a growing cause for concern in the UK, as these startling figures from Easy Fit emphasise. With obesity costing the economy approximately £16 billion back in 2010, this could sky rocket to £50 billion come 2050 if no changes are made to our diets and lifestyles. The health risks are also now more widely known, with overweight women 13 times more likely to develop diabetes than a healthy woman, and four times as likely to get high blood pressure. Worryingly, just over 30% of children are now also overweight.
What can we do to fight obesity?