Overweight

Want To Lose Weight In 2017 - Then Stop Exercising

Jason O'Callaghan | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jason O'Callaghan

Do you know how long it takes you to burn off a snickers bar? Or a packet of crisps? Or a fish and chips? Or a glass of wine? Well let me tell you. ...

A Larger Than Life Health Bill: Rethinking Britain's Approach To The Obesity Crisis

Thomas Smith | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

It is difficult to deny the current problem of obesity in the United Kingdom- a situation which displays only a bleaker forecast each year. At present...

The Epidemic We Can No Longer Ignore

Melanie Purnode | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK
Melanie Purnode

There's a devastating epidemic spreading across the world that is being ignored by world leaders. One that, since the 1980s, has been spiralling out o...

When It Comes to Diets, One Size Does Not Fit All

Victoria Wills | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

Ever bought a 'one size fits all' hat, only for it to either cut-off the blood supply to your skull or disappear into the air at the first sign of a stiff breeze? Annoying, isn't it.

Easy Life Hacks to Think Your Way Slim

Victoria Wills | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

So, we've officially dived-in to the bikini and flip-flops season. And like many of us, you might be trying to convince yourself that a punishing new gym regime is the way forward if you're going to squeeze into your swimsuit or beach shorts.

Which Diet's Best For You? In All Honesty, None Of Them!

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Once half-term's over it really feels like Summer's here so naturally you'll want to lose a few pounds for your holiday. So will you be doing what you've always done and go on a diet? If so, you're making a big mistake - because diets are just a short-term fix that are almost always doomed to fail.

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

Victoria Wills | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

You find yourself in a situation which is, at best, undermining your efforts and at worst, absolutely soul destroying and likely to have you reaching for the comfort of cake as you slip back in to the perpetual vicious circle.

The Obesity Crisis: A Complex Issue But We Need to Take Responsibility

Emer Delaney | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

As a dietitian, the challenge is to educate people on healthier food choices, activity and lifestyle changes. Doing this in clinic on a one to one basis is excellent and, provided you have enough time, you can really drill down and identify the changes that need to be made.

Why We Are Not Winning the War on Obesity and Diabetes

Abigail Wilson | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Wilson

In the UK and like many countries around the world there is an ongoing rise in diabetes and obesity rates. Diabetes has risen by approximately 60% in the last 10 years and obesity stats indicate over 64% of adults are overweight or obese. Having worked in the health industry for several years there seems to be several common themes I have noticed...

Fitness Motivator's Rant About 'Disgusting' Overweight People Is Pretty Controversial

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A video of a self-titled "fitness motivator" ranting about obesity has gone viral, after he labelled overweight people "utterly repulsive and disgusti...

Why Hypnosis and Not Diets Help You to Lose Weight

Steve Miller | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

With UK obesity levels spiralling northwards the diet industry continues to boom. But for many the thought of a rigid diet brings nothing but doom and gloom given that most are straight jacket in nature.

This Huge Cat Weighs As Much As A Toddler

Barcroft | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The global obesity crisis isn't just affecting humans. And Sprinkles the 32lb cat is living proof. The four-year-old feline from the US weighs more...

How Vitamin D Supplements Could Aid Weight Loss

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're trying to kickstart weight loss, getting a healthy dose of vitamin D could help. That's according to a new study that has found taking vi...

Are Your Kids More Likely To Be Obese If You Are?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Parents

Obesity in children has different causes at different ages, new research has found. A comparison of children in 2010 with data on youngsters in the...

Why We Need to Stop Ignoring Childhood Obesity

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Sally Norton

It is hard to give a good example to our kids when our own eating behaviour and body image have been skewed by years of yo-yo-dieting, misleading health advice and media pressure. If we develop a better relationship with healthy eating and exercise, then not only will our own bodies benefit, but our children will have a great example that they can learn from.

Secure Land Rights Are Crucial for Feeding Nine Billion People by 2050

Martin Koehring | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK
Martin Koehring

Feeding a growing global population of nine billion people by 2050 is one of the world's biggest challenges--especially in the context of rapid urbanisation, rising amounts of food waste and climate change. During one day of discussions senior executives from agribusiness, policymaking and the NGO community examined approaches to food and nutrition security.

Is Skinny Really Just a Fashion Choice?

Mairi Macleod | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

Too skinny isn't good of course, and in women a small waist but ample butt is a good thing biologically, since as we've seen recently, such an hour glass figure is perfect for supplying the lipids an unborn baby needs for brain development.

These Are The Most Obese Countries In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in every four adults in the UK is obese, but how do we size up compared to the rest of the world? A new map indicates that the global ob...

Devoted Mum Drops Eight Stone Because Her Son Couldn't Hug Her

North News | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mother, whose son could not fit his arms around her due to her size, has dropped eight and a half stone in just seven months. Stacey Walton, of ...

Mystery Illness Leaves 10-Month-Old Baby 'Morbidly Obese'

Barcroft | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

At just ten months old, Juanita Valentina Hernandez weighs the same as an average five-year-old. And it poses a huge risk to her health. The bubbly...

'I Couldn't Even Walk To The Shop To Buy A Loaf Of Bread'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Tipping the scales at 32 stone and scared of sleeping for fear she'd stop breathing, 28-year-old Ana Sirbu decided that enough was enough. She needed ...

Why Getting Tough on Fat Is the Kindest Gesture

Steve Miller | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

If you are too fat you may die early. With medical experts concurring that excess fat can lead to cancer, heart disease, stroke and an early grave, radical steps need to be taken. If one really cares about saving lives as well as reducing the burden on the already overstretched NHS, one would absolutely support measures that shock a nation into taking action to control weight.

Is a Steam Room Really a Place to Relax?

Chanel de Yong | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

I have never wrapped that towel around tighter. Buddah-beauty is now trying to have a conversation with me. As she rambles on, the room is getting hotter and hotter, steam gradually obscuring everything in the room. Her face is now at a half moon, yet she still tries to engage in a conversation with me.

The Simon Cowell of Slimming - Really?

Steve Miller | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Mr Cowell for me is a straight talker, he sees through the waffle, and he doesn't suffer fools gladly, something we share in common. And to be likened to a man that is massively talented is of course an honour.

Men, A Brilliant Reason To Love Your Non-Existent Abs

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ladies, you may think you want a man with chiseled abs à la Ryan Gosling, but it turns out a romance with a larger gentleman could do wonders for you...