Posts Tagged ‘obesity’

Thinking about fat reduction? Big bums & hips are healthy, apparently

January 13, 2010

Wednesday 13th January 2010

Just as we all get really enthusiastic about our new found diets, someone else throws a spanner in the works and tells us that big bums, thighs and hips are in fact actually healthy! So who are we meant to believe?!

First the scaremongerers are shouting about an ‘obesity epidemic’ (or at least you would think it was, the way they can go on) and now ‘experts’ are telling us to keep our fat! Confusing!

The theory is that people who carry a little more weight around the bums, hips and thigh region are more protected against heart and metabolic problems, with the fat supposedly there to ‘mop up’ harmful fatty acids and protect against blocked arteries. (BBC story here)

We are going to give you some sensible advice: maintain a healthy balance. We all know that Rik Waller was never meant to be a size 10, however it is a good idea to keep an eye on what you eat and how big your portions are. As long as you eat healthily, enjoy fruit and veg as part of your diet and exercise a couple of times per week, then it should be safe to say that you will remain healthy, big bum or not.

Of course we all have our ‘fat days’, but if you’re wondering how you can supplement your diet and exercise regime, to ensure that you get rid of any excess fat, there are some non-surgical, natural cosmetic fat reduction treatments that can give your weightloss a boost.


Fat reduction everywhere but the thighs please

September 7, 2009

Monday 7th September 2009

One minute we’re getting told off because we eat too much, then the next thing you know, we’re being told that we need to eat more because apparently the larger our thighs, the less chance we have of heart disease. We can’t win!

Latest research has shown that bigger thighs reduce the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, so if you were thinking of having fat reduction treatments to comply with recent obesity advice, you may want to leave out your thighs!

Advice needs to be more consistent and clear. I don’t think the advice here is to eat more to bulk up our legs – we don’t want to be accused of being a nation of greedy people now do we?

We would advise what we have always recommended – plenty of exercise, a healthy balanced diet and if needed, a few treatments of mesotherapy to get rid of excess fat.

And if you do want to be extra cautious and protect against heart disease, try building up the muscles in your thighs to increase the circumference, instead of increasing the fat. The place to measure is just below the gluteal fold (the crease below your bottom and at the top of the thigh) which should, apparently, be 60cm or more.

We say, just stay healthy and we’re sure you’ll be fine, big thighs or not!

Let’s tackle child obesity

January 20, 2009

Tuesday 20th January 2009

Obesity is a growing problem across the whole of the UK and various health authorities constantly encourage us to eat healthily and do more exercise. One way to tackle obesity is to nip it in the bud and teach children how to manage what they eat and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

This is what’s happening in Wales currently. Around 2000 seven to fifteen year olds and their parents will receive help and guidance via 10-week courses on diet and exercise. They won’t focus solely on weightloss, but they will  help develop weight management skills so that they can maintain their new lifestyles long after they finish the course.

With children as young as two being obese, we think this programme is a great idea. Families can enrol themselves or be referred by their GP. We think this programme should be rolled out across the UK as it’s not just Wales who are suffering from the problem. With people looking to be a bit more shop-savvy too, penny-pinching and the like, it’s so easy to throw in a few ready meals that are on special offer that are just packed with all the wrong ingredients. One thing these courses do is teach people how to shop healthily even in these hard times. Read about good and bad skin foods here.

Read more and watch more here, where you will see a snippet of what can be expected at these obesity courses.