The statistics have been rather alarming here in Britain where obesity and issues of being overweight is concerned A whopping 46%of the men are overweight and a huge 32% of the women belong to this group as well. Generally, being overweight is simply someone whose body mass index falls within the range of 25-30 kg/m2, and those who are considered obese have a body mass index within the 30 kg/m2 or more.
The numbers reveals that the problem of obesity and the state of being overweight definitely increase with age. For instance, in the UK, around 4% of the men between the ages of 16-24 are considered overweight but the number soared to an unbelievable 78% overweight men among the age of 55-64. A disturbing 67% of the women are also considered overweight.
It is clear that the rate of obesity and the number of overweight individuals are increasing daily. Overall, the number of obese people have doubled since the1980s which is a great indicator that there is something that needs to be done fast to overcome this growing phenomena.