Researchers found a staggering 21 per cent – more than one in FIVE people – living in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, were obese. It finished just ahead of Glasgow North East and Methil, Fife – where 20 per cent are battling the bulge. And two MORE Scots towns, Kilmarnock and Bellshill, Lanarkshire, were joint third, with 19 per cent of locals having a body mass index of more than 30. The shocking figures were revealed after a series of lifestyle interviews with people across the country by market research firm CACI. “There’s a demonstrably bigger problem in Scotland than the rest of the UK. The problem tends to be worse in lower socio-economic urban areas.”
Veronica’s comments on the above article: It would seem researchers are able to find almost anything to do with negativity however rarely have the stats on solutions. Recently I was looking for statistics for the self-development industry in the UK. There are no such stats (absolutely shocking)! On numerous occasions I have written to various professional bodies offering solutions to their seemingly insolvable problems with facts, case studies and a vast amount of experience behind me and guess what? No help required. Astounding!!! What concerns me the most is that these professional bodies, parliament and the government are making these decisions without any consideration to the public.
So as for the obesity problem in Scotland especially Coatbridge, it doesn’t surprise me due to the lack of awareness about the deep-rooted cause of these problems and how to truly resolve them.
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