The UK is experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of adults and children who are overweight or obese with all the related health problems. click 4 more info >>>
Key Data: NHS Digital reported that in 2019/20 67% of men, 62% of women and 35.2% of 10/11 year old children in England were classified as overweight or obese. click 4 more info >>>
Overweight or Obese: Defined as having excess body fat that presents a health risk. BMI [Body Mass Index] is used to identify levels of risk:
18.5 to 24.9 - means you're healthy
25.0 to 29.9 - means you're overweight
30.0 to 39.9 - means you're obese
40.0 plus - means you're severely obese
For most people their BMI is a useful indicator of how healthy their weight is. You can use the NHS BMI Healthy Weight Calculator to work out your score.
The Health Risks: Being overweight or obese increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, breast and bowel cancer, stroke and a shorter lifespan.