More than two thirds of town's adults are overweight or obese

Warrington Guardian: More than two thirds of town's adults are overweight or obses More than two thirds of town's adults are overweight or obses

MORE than two thirds of adults in Warrington are overweight or obese, according to latest figures, with cheap food stores being blamed.


Public Health England found adults in the town were second to Halton in a Merseyside and Cheshire obesity table with 70 per cent of adults tipping the scales.


Health and fitness coach Paul Warburton, who runs Warrington Bootcamp, believes the problem is the result of too many discount shops selling frozen food in Warrington and people generally looking for quick-fixes rather than long-term solutions.


The 30-year-old from Fairfield, who is currently looking for four people hoping to lose three to eight stone during an eight-month weight challenge, added: “The figures didn’t surprise me as it’s happening everywhere now because there’s that many conflicting ideas.


“You’ve got slimming clubs, diet clubs, gyms, advice from friends of friends, even hairdressers are pushing weight loss supplements now so it’s no wonder people are getting confused and getting bigger as a result.


“I think more education is needed and a consistent message nationally.


“A lot of people get their priorities wrong on where they spend their money and there are a lot of discount stores in Warrington selling cheap, frozen, processed food that isn’t doing anyone any good.


“It’s not just about losing weight, it’s finding a consistent way to lose weight and my advice to anyone is eat real food including anything that has come out of the ground or walked on the ground.”


Mel Sirotkin, Cheshire and Merseyside centre director at Public Health England, said they would be supporting councils to develop a broad programme of action to reduce levels of excess weight.


She added: “This new data will enable local councils to monitor progress towards the national ambition of achieving a downward trend in excess weight by 2020.


“This latest information will help local authorities to understand the extent of the problem in their area and support their on-going efforts to tackle overweight and obesity and improve the health of their local population.”
 

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9:51am Sun 16 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

WG you did this story a few weeks ago come on tell us something we don't know!
Still Grumpy
WG you did this story a few weeks ago come on tell us something we don't know! Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT

11:06am Sun 16 Feb 14

silverlady54 says...

Eat less, move more!
Eat less, move more! silverlady54

11:46am Sun 16 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

It's National Chip Week
It's National Chip Week Nick Tessla

6:05pm Sun 16 Feb 14

grey-area says...

Another top ten placing for Warrington then. We are doing well. Romantic and obese, and above the average wage too.

And yes, those nasty cheap food shops forcing us to eat until we burst. Let's blame them shall we?
Another top ten placing for Warrington then. We are doing well. Romantic and obese, and above the average wage too. And yes, those nasty cheap food shops forcing us to eat until we burst. Let's blame them shall we? grey-area

9:00pm Sun 16 Feb 14

grey-area says...

Does anyone know anyone that was measured in this "survey" ? To state more than 2/3rds needs a lot more clarification than this obscure article gives.
Or is it s free advert for someone?
Does anyone know anyone that was measured in this "survey" ? To state more than 2/3rds needs a lot more clarification than this obscure article gives. Or is it s free advert for someone? grey-area

9:26pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Freeborn John says...

When an article blames obesity on slimming clubs, diet clubs, gyms, advice from friends of friends and even hairdressers, you have to wonder.
When an article blames obesity on slimming clubs, diet clubs, gyms, advice from friends of friends and even hairdressers, you have to wonder. Freeborn John

10:55am Mon 17 Feb 14

Melonfish says...

It's because mums go to Iceland.
It's because mums go to Iceland. Melonfish

1:43pm Mon 17 Feb 14

flashcoffy says...

Is this an article on an obesity crisis or an advert for the personal trainer?
Is this an article on an obesity crisis or an advert for the personal trainer? flashcoffy

5:59pm Mon 17 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

flashcoffy wrote:
Is this an article on an obesity crisis or an advert for the personal trainer?
Yeh and this nugget obviously does not know how a family has to survive on a budget. You would obviously all love to cook like many TV chefs, everything to hand, fresh veg, fruits and the like. get a grip we all know "eat less exercise more" will make us slim. Annoys me when idiots like this try to make a statement without actual foundation. Total plonka, get free advertising and no actual intention to improve the so called 2/3 rd's of Warrington's obesity. Make fresh food and meat cheaper we will all make healthy meals. but no slate us for buying actual affordable meals from cheap suppliers. F**K off not interested in your rubbish Statements go take yourself for a swim then eat a banana, a meal in a peal, nugget! you have annoyed me that much I am going maccy d's as we speak Big Mack, large fries x2 and a diet coke to please you.
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: Is this an article on an obesity crisis or an advert for the personal trainer?[/p][/quote]Yeh and this nugget obviously does not know how a family has to survive on a budget. You would obviously all love to cook like many TV chefs, everything to hand, fresh veg, fruits and the like. get a grip we all know "eat less exercise more" will make us slim. Annoys me when idiots like this try to make a statement without actual foundation. Total plonka, get free advertising and no actual intention to improve the so called 2/3 rd's of Warrington's obesity. Make fresh food and meat cheaper we will all make healthy meals. but no slate us for buying actual affordable meals from cheap suppliers. F**K off not interested in your rubbish Statements go take yourself for a swim then eat a banana, a meal in a peal, nugget! you have annoyed me that much I am going maccy d's as we speak Big Mack, large fries x2 and a diet coke to please you. Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT

10:53pm Mon 17 Feb 14

grey-area says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
flashcoffy wrote:
Is this an article on an obesity crisis or an advert for the personal trainer?
Yeh and this nugget obviously does not know how a family has to survive on a budget. You would obviously all love to cook like many TV chefs, everything to hand, fresh veg, fruits and the like. get a grip we all know "eat less exercise more" will make us slim. Annoys me when idiots like this try to make a statement without actual foundation. Total plonka, get free advertising and no actual intention to improve the so called 2/3 rd's of Warrington's obesity. Make fresh food and meat cheaper we will all make healthy meals. but no slate us for buying actual affordable meals from cheap suppliers. F**K off not interested in your rubbish Statements go take yourself for a swim then eat a banana, a meal in a peal, nugget! you have annoyed me that much I am going maccy d's as we speak Big Mack, large fries x2 and a diet coke to please you.
Still Grumpy
Correct me if I'm wrong, but do I detect a little bit of discontent about the article? Can't put my finger on it, but there is a slight hint of upset I think.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: Is this an article on an obesity crisis or an advert for the personal trainer?[/p][/quote]Yeh and this nugget obviously does not know how a family has to survive on a budget. You would obviously all love to cook like many TV chefs, everything to hand, fresh veg, fruits and the like. get a grip we all know "eat less exercise more" will make us slim. Annoys me when idiots like this try to make a statement without actual foundation. Total plonka, get free advertising and no actual intention to improve the so called 2/3 rd's of Warrington's obesity. Make fresh food and meat cheaper we will all make healthy meals. but no slate us for buying actual affordable meals from cheap suppliers. F**K off not interested in your rubbish Statements go take yourself for a swim then eat a banana, a meal in a peal, nugget! you have annoyed me that much I am going maccy d's as we speak Big Mack, large fries x2 and a diet coke to please you. Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Correct me if I'm wrong, but do I detect a little bit of discontent about the article? Can't put my finger on it, but there is a slight hint of upset I think. grey-area

7:48am Tue 18 Feb 14

richiepooh says...

he says 70% are overweight yet is struggling to find 4 people!

this isn't a news article, its an advert...not only that, look around warrington, there is a best 1in4 that are overweight.
he says 70% are overweight yet is struggling to find 4 people! this isn't a news article, its an advert...not only that, look around warrington, there is a best 1in4 that are overweight. richiepooh

8:21am Tue 18 Feb 14

flashcoffy says...

What classes as cheap foodstores? YThe Frozen food places or Aldi and Lidl where I do 95% of my food shopping? Cheap doesn't necessarily mean unhealthy.

I'm all for healthy living drives but these bootcamps are about fast, body shock results rather than long term lifestyle changes.
What classes as cheap foodstores? YThe Frozen food places or Aldi and Lidl where I do 95% of my food shopping? Cheap doesn't necessarily mean unhealthy. I'm all for healthy living drives but these bootcamps are about fast, body shock results rather than long term lifestyle changes. flashcoffy

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