Overweight

Why Are Our Pets Getting Fatter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Fat cat jokes aside, Britain isn't just in the grips of a human obesity crisis: three in four (77%) vets believe pet obesity is on the rise.[i] Alt...

How Your Weight Affects Your Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner counterparts, researchers have said. Scientists have previously linked be...

Body Image - Why We Need a Red Carpet Revolution at the Oscars This Weekend

Lucia Williams | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucia Williams

It's not luck that we're all different - it's a crucial aspect of genetic diversity, necessary for the survival of our species. We are tall, we are short, we are apples and pears and everything in-between. No amount of calorie restriction or exercise is going to make me look like Zoe Saldana.

Overweight? Find Your Fatness Type and Beat Your Pals at Slimming

Louise Graham | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

In winter you find it hard to get out of bed. All you want to do is turn over and go back to sleep. You rarely think about your size and are unlikely to diet unless your partner forces you to look at yourself in a full length mirror. Blissful ignorance is your motto...

Fat or Sugar - Which Is Worse?

Dr David Ashton | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr David Ashton

There is nothing new about our love of fat and sugar. We have a strong evolutionary drive to eat these foods because they are rich sources of calories which can be laid down as fat - which is simply stored energy. Our ancestors needed plenty of fat to fuel activity during periods of food scarcity and to pay for our large, expensive brains.

It's a Sugar-Coated World We Live In

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

It's a new year, and for many of you, cutting down on alcohol, chocolate or cigarettes may well be on your January agenda. But how about cutting back on fruit juice? Yes, that's right. One of your trusted five-a-day may not be doing you as much good as you think.

Tackling Obesity and Hidden Hunger: How Industry Can Step Up

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

Cancer. Stroke. Heart disease. Diabetes. These and other noncommunicable diseases are becoming leading causes of death and disease worldwide. And nutrition plays a significant role.

Obesity: Why We All Have a Role to Play

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Exercise more, eat (and drink) fewer calories. It's a simple message, but hard to do. In fact, the more we learn about obesity, the more we realise how complex the problem is and why hammering home this message on its own doesn't get you very far, if you're trying to help people lose weight or prevent them becoming overweight in the first place.

Tackling Obesity and Hidden Hunger: How Industry Can Step Up

Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Manfred Eggersdorfer

A new report from UK think tank the Overseas Development Institute shows that globally, one in three adults was overweight or obese in 2008, an increase of 23% since 1980. In the developing world, the number of overweight or obese adults more than tripled from 250million to 904million.

There Is No Such Thing As Being Fat And Healthy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An extensive study, involving 61,000 people and going back as far as the 1950s, has revealed that being fat and fit is a complete myth. Previously...

20% Fizzy Drink Tax Would Help The Fight Against Obesity

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A 20% sugary drink tax would cut the number of overweight or obese people in the UK by 285,000, researchers say. A tax on the drinks - which the ex...

Two Finger Salute To Fashion: Size Zero Model Who Was Told She Was 'Too Fat' Becomes Plus Size Success

Caters | Charlotte Nisbet | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Following in the footsteps of Alice Jackson who went from being anorexic to a plus size lingerie model, model Nina Blakemore has landed top modelling ...

Karl Lagerfeld's Anti-Fat Comments Are Bonkers, But At Least They Are Honest, Says Editor

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Karl Lagerfeld may be Chanel's head honcho, but as far as we're concerned, when it comes to fat-shaming, he's about as original as Ryanair's Michael O...

Are Supermarkets And Their Huge Portion Sizes To Blame For Rising Obesity?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

You may feel like your meals are shrinking, but according to charity British Heart Foundation, if you buy ready meals from the supermarket, they've ac...

'It's Like A Very Sexist Meat Market'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

A police fitness test has been slammed for being conducted in conditions "like a sexist meat market." Drastic measures need to taken in order to i...

Just A Few Pounds Overweight?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A one-unit increase in body mass index raises the risk of heart failure by a fifth, a major study has found. The research, involving almost 200,000...

Overweight Women Warned Of Life-Threatening Health Risks During Pregnancy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Obese or overweight women are more likely to develop life-threatening health complications during pregnancy, new research has revealed. Their risk ...

Should Kellogg's Frosties Have Less Sugar?

Zack Cahill | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zack Cahill

We give companies the ability to advertise harmful foods to children in a misleading way. We make healthier food more expensive and harder to come by. We create living environments not conducive to active lives. We then chastise the obese for not exercising their personal choice as if they made that choice in a vacuum.

World's Fattest Man Loses 46 Stone

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A man once dubbed the world's fattest says he is looking forward to a normal life after shedding 46 stone. Former postman Paul Mason, from Ipswich,...

'Beauty Isn’t Owned By Skinny People Alone': Photographer Captures Obese Women In The Nude

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.12.2012 | Home

Beauty and art come in all shapes and sizes, as these portraits demonstrate. This series of images, captured by Italian photographer Yossi Loloi, ...

Is Junk Food the New Tobacco? No, Not Really

James Bloodworth | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Bloodworth

Blaming the food industry for making you fat is a bit like blaming Hooters because your husband likes breasts. It may be comforting to curse the corporate giants as you reach for another chocolate digestive, but it's attitudes like this that will end up destroying the NHS.

Healthy Addiction?

Zack Cahill | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Zack Cahill

If your body is restricting you from doing the things you want to do, then being fitter will make you happy. Where it becomes unhealthy, in my view, is when we begin to tell ourselves things like "when I weigh x amount I'll be happy".

Over-75s Can Extend Lifetime By Adopting Healthy Habits

PA | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Living a healthy lifestyle into old age can extend your innings by up to six years, research has shown. Until now it has not been clear whether fac...

Yo Yo Dieters Don't Harm Chances Of Losing Weight

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you call it 'yo-yo dieting' or 'weight cycling', the repetitive loss and regain of body weight is generally thought to thwart women's chances ...

HeiaHeia - Let's Move That Body and Have Fun!

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Tech
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

Let me tell you, HeiaHeia is the answer to all of us who lack the will power to get a grip of ourselves to start moving that body. HeiaHeia is some sort of fitness Facebook in which we can keep track of and share everything sporty we do.