Overweight

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 16.09.2014 | 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 03.09.2014 | 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 20.08.2014 | 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...

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 28.04.2014 | 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 23.04.2014 | 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 ...