The numbers for people who are obese in the UK again saw a record high in 2019; it is the fourth consecutive year that a new national record was set.
Around 20 percent of UK's school children aged 8 to 11 are obese, according to the NHS’s National Child Measurement Programme. In other words, every fifth child is severely overweight. This puts the UK on rank 33 out of 191 surveyed countries (Global Obesity Levels).
Obesity in childhood increases the risk of obesity in adulthood and can cause serious illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Often, it also triggers mental health issues such as depression or fatigue.
Especially now that schools, playgrounds and gyms are closed due to the coronavirus, it is vital to provide a healthy diet and as much
Crisps company Walkers is under the radar by the youth of UK as their #PacketInWalkers recycling campaign was earlier criticized as a publicity stunt. In defence of the company, Executive Director, David Babbs told The Guardian: “The public will be watching to make sure the new recycling scheme isn’t just a PR stunt.” However, some youngsters criticized the movement for limiting it to just the Walkers brand, while some others also showed scepticism about the effectiveness of the campaign.
Why are we only targeting Walkers and not all the other crisp companies who use plastic?! #PacketInWalkers
— Leah Benthin (@leahbenthin) September 26, 2018
Don’t really get this protest. Surely not buying their product would make far more sense?
— Jon Liversedge (@JLiversedge) September 25, 2018
Recent terror scares in London and high level of assaults on the streets have resulted in self-defence classes booming with applications.
The UK has seen a surge of terrorist attacks in the past year, which has resulted in the British government ranking the threat level as ‘SEVERE,’ according to the government website. There was also an approximation of 12 sex offenders caught in 2017 alone and recent report of a man suspected of 25 counts of attacks on woman and girls in London this past year.
In circumstances like this and with threats coming from all angles—politically and personally—the people of London must be confident and know what to do during any act of violence that may come their way. One of the best ways to prepare in any threatening situation is to have knowledge and ski
Alice* is a senior lecturer in a very traditional career. She has been in the academia for ten years now, but since 2015 she is also performing as Zumba instructor. According to several researches and the campaign #ThisGirlCan, Zumba is an excellent exercise for people’s body and mind. Still, Alice does not want to disclose her hobby as she fears being taken less seriously in her work environment.
It's Tuesday evening and Alice arrives in London wearing a formal office outfit. She just got off from the train that brings her to the city after a long commute. Alice has to change clothes quickly, she has a Zumba class to teach in half an hour. “It’s always nice to come when you have a Zumba class in the evening”.
Alice did her PhD in London, got a full time job and then a position as