A report in the Daily Mail today states that
half of Britons will be obese by 2050 are an ‘underestimate’, a shock report warns today.
The obesity epidemic could be far worse than predicted because experts did not factor in how much fatter we are getting as we age, it says.
Shocking statistics. But why?
I have seen a massive change in lifestyles since I moved to New Zealand. IN the UK, I had plenty to do to amuse me, sport wise, but here in New Zealand its a whole new ball game.
Some might say its like going back a few decades, but personally I think that is a benefit. We have chosen not to get SKY TV when we moved here, we just have free view. To be honest, it isn’t all that exciting, and I don’t miss the TV that much anyway, as there is plenty of other things for me to do.
They make walking / tramping really easy and accessible. It sounds really droll, but it is actually quite challenging. Take the famous Kelpar track for example. That isn’t for light weights! It isn’t all that far from here either. I have a 50m pool, a velodrome, many many rivers and a lot of coastline for you to swim, cycling (mountainbike and road) rowing, so many sports accessible that I cannot list them all here. New Zealand promotes masters participation much more than the UK, and there are national level masters competitions in many many sports. It gives you something to aim for no matter what age you are.
Why is the UK getting fat? In my opinion, they do not do enough to promote a healthy sport filled lifestyle and make couch entertainment way too accessible. But that’s just me.
I would welcome your thoughts too.