Here’s their take on obesity – we hope it will help you take some action!
Georgia Wheeler encourages young people to walk a little bit more and pick up fruit
“As a nation we’re growing fatter and fatter; it’s not surprising if you think about it. We’re richer, busier, play more computer games and watch more TV than ever.
We just don’t have time to live a squeaky clean lifestyle. You might think it sounds good, but a more comfortable lifestyle has contributed to our expanding waistbands and its reported that 66 per cent of deaths in the UK are due to obesity.
Imagine you just got out of school and are starving (you haven’t eaten for three hours). You wander into the newsagents and what’s there? A selection of brightly coloured crisps, biscuits and chocolate bars all wanting for you to buy them. You can’t decide: Kit Kat or Snickers? You take both; they’re only cheap.
How familiar is this situation? Are there apples and yoghurts on display? If they are, they’re stocked right at the back where few go far enough to see let alone buy (except the little old lady who started shopping this morning when you bought a can of Coke for breakfast). And look at all the fast food restaurants (if you can call them food): McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King.
Lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking
I’m not saying that everyone should give up their favourite ‘pleasure’ foods in favour of a wheatfree, dairy-free, fat-free, everything-nice-free diet: counting calories can become just as unhealthy and obsessive.
All you need to improve your diet is a balance between carbohydrates, protein and fat and five pieces of fruit and vegetables a day. You can still have the occasional burger. Exercise plays a huge part in keeping healthy and two out of three teens aren’t getting enough. Are you one of them?
Researchers claim a lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world. But what is enough exercise? Well, a brisk walk for 30 minutes most days helps to control weight and cuts stress, anxiety and depression. That’s five problems in one!
If you’re reading this thinking ‘I like my junk food and can’t be bothered to exercise’ then good luck to you. You can look forward to a life with a range of health problems: arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, shortness of breath and depression.”
Brilliantly said Georgia Wheeler @Exposure