Not only can seriously being overweight cause many problems, it can also shorten your life. Health and lifestyle is often put to one side where food is concerned. Unfortunately many people eat fat filled meals along with drinking far too many fizzy drinks.

The older you are the more dangerous being obese is. Men, women and children are suffering more now from overweight issues than ever before so if this applies to you, do something about it and soon.

Some of the illnesses you can succumb to if you have piled on the pounds are:-

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes

All of these can be killers. However you can help yourself by taking more control of your diet and of course, exercising.


It’s well documented that youngsters who are grossly overweight can face a premature death leaving parents outliving them. Heart attacks and strokes are commonplace for those who have over-indulged and are obese. With the emergence of computers and television many young children stayed glued to their game or TV programme with a bag of crisps in their hand. This is not a good idea especially if that child is already overweight.

Encourage your child to eat healthily and cut down on fatty foods. Join them for a walk or a game of tennis to show a good example that exercise is very important. If your son or daughter needs help to shed weight, see your doctor first of all who can give you a diet and exercise sheet.

Stay well

No-one likes to be ill. If it’s because of weight gain that has been self-inflicted you are the only one who can do something about it. Stay well by reaching your target weight goal, then the various knock on effects of being seriously overweight will gradually disappear.

Your health is one of the most important things in your life. Get fit by exercising and lose weight through cutting down on your food intake. Being overweight or obese can be prevented if you have an energy balance of, calories that are consumed and calories that are used. Give saturated fat foods the elbow and buy more:-

  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Whole grains
  • Nuts

See the difference by changing your diet and exercising routine. At the end of the day it’s your body and your lifestyle, so if you’re not happy make the change soon.