Why We Are Not Winning the War on Obesity and Diabetes

Abigail Wilson | Posted 19.08.2015 | 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 15.06.2015 | 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...

Well, Someone Has to Come Last

Julie Creffield | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

So you nervously lined up at the start of a race this weekend eyeing up your competitors, checking to see if there is anyone of a similar build to you in what I like to call the Fat Runner Scan. You know for sure you won't win but for goodness sake don't let me come last you say to yourself, as you move towards the middle of the starting field in a final attempt to avoid the dreaded last place spot.

Five Inspiring Campaigns to Reverse Childhood Obesity

Christopher James Clark | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

During the past several years, Michelle Obama has been the most visible champion of childhood obesity awareness, primarily through her Let's Move campaign. But many other organizations and individuals are also directing incredible energy and creativity toward reversing this tragic epidemic.

Does Being Overweight in Business Mean People Take You Less Seriously?

Mark McCulloch | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark McCulloch

I applied for a job a few years ago and I got down to the last few candidates. I was very excited as it was a 'big brand' and at the final 'papal nod of the CEO' stage he began to ask me what I thought was an odd line of questioning. It started pretty early into what became the longest half hour of my life. "So Mark, have you always been overweight?" he asked.

The Truth About Fattist Folk

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Fattist folk are just unhappy people. That's the truth of it. Happy people don't have prejudices because they don't spend their time fixated on the people that surround them. They just live their own happy lives. All prejudice comes from a deeply unhappy place inside ourselves.

This Is Why You Should Invest In Good Curtains

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Invest in some sturdy curtains because not sleeping in a dark enough room can increase risk of obesity in women. Greater exposure to light at night...

We Know the Deadly Truth About Sugar, But Can the World Get Up and Do Something About It?

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Behaviour is triggered and controlled subconsciously without us even realising it. Trying to think about our condition logically and rationally rarely achieves anything because the unconscious part of our mind is so incredibly powerful that it will almost always over-ride any remedial action we try. Only by retuning the unconscious can progress against obesity ever be made.

The Benefits and Advantages of Being Overweight

Dr. Bernadette Rock | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bernadette Rock

Being overweight is not simply one-sided and negative. It has a function and a purpose. You may feel bad about your weight, but importantly can you see a new meaning in your weight? Can you give yourself a chance to figure out what all of your extra eating is about? Can you see any benefits to having extra weight, or have you anxieties around letting go of weight or food?

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...