If diet and weight are as important to health and wellbeing as experts believe, Irish men need to make changes to what they eat and how often they exercise. The statistics make interesting reading, First, an estimated 27.7 percent of Irish males aged 20-74 years are obese. By comparison, obesity affects 19 percent of Australian men, 12 percent of French men and only 3.6 percent of Japanese. Second, the average lifespan of Irish men is 74.9 years, (Japan 77.8) of which an estimated 8 years are lived in ill-health (Japan 6.5).
Are you prone to piling on the pounds over the festive season…
It’s normal to want to indulge over Christmas, but the number of people joining diet clubs and gyms in January speaks volumes about how many regret their festive binges.
I wonder how long you have spent over the course of your life searching for the magic pill when it comes to weight loss? And how much money you have spent on miracle products that promised to make the weight drop off over night – or at least not make the business of losing weight seem so tricky?