My other half has spent the last month and a bit in Sydney and she was awestruck by the health mentality over there, she was in the olympic pool every other day and the whole thing was just set up for lane swimming.It's a worldwide scourge in Western countries and I was going to say a number of things but I think it's basically seen as a taboo subject. In my direct relatives of around twenty people, only one has had heart problems and he was told point-blank that he overdid the saturated fats. END of story. He thought he was bullet-proof but he reached a fairly young age where he found it was irreversible and he ended up with open heart surgery.
Depressed the heck out of him and NOTHING he will do now will reverse things.
One of my female relatives has divorced and her ex-husband is 32 and because of his weight couldn't get life insurance. Hes a club bouncer.
If nothing else, people can start by getting their BMI and although it's not perfect it gives you an idea. I know that most will probably be aware of their own but please don't abuse me or be sarcastic because I've supplied this link. It's in Imperial and Metric.
Believe me, you never see too many overweight cardiologists. They know the odds. :thumbs:
Calculate Your BMI - Standard BMI Calculator
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report found obesity rates
in Australia had been increasing faster than any other advanced nation for the past 20 years.
The report, which analysed 33 countries, found one in two people were overweight in Australia
and the proportion was expected to rise a further 15 per cent in the next 10 years.
If that's true then they are so fat they cant get out of their house, wifey was quite surprised at how few overweight people she saw there.They ain't all that:
Australia's obesity rates out of control | News.com.au