Get Healthy – Stay Healthy Community – Obesity statistics

Get Healthy – Stay Healthy Community

Obesity statistics

As I said in my last blog I would give you the latest NHS stats on the current crisis.

Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet – England 2017

  • In 2015, 58% of women and 68% of men were overweight or obese. Obesity prevalence increased from 15% in 1993 to 27% in 2015.
  • In 2015/16, over 1 in 5 children in Reception, and over 1 in 3 children in Year 6 were measured as obese or overweight.
  • In 2015/16 there were 525,000 admissions in NHS hospitals where obesity was recorded as a factor.
  • In 2015/16, there were 6,438 Finished Consultant Episodes (FCE’s) in NHS hospitals with a primary diagnosis of obesity and a main or secondary procedure of bariatric surgery.
  • Over three quarters of bariatric surgery patients were aged between 35 and 54, and over three quarters of patients were female.
  • 26% of adults ate the recommended 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day in 2015. Women (27%) were more likely to do so than men (24%).
  • In 2014, 52% of 15-year olds reported they consumed 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
  • In 2015/16, 26% of adults were classified as inactive (fewer than 30 minutes physical activity a week).

Adult obesity – UK is the 7th fattest nation in the world, behind USA, Mexico, Hungary, New Zealand, Australia, Canada.

Cost to NHS of obesity

UK government currently spends about £6 billion a year on the direct medical costs of conditions related to being overweight or obese. That is 5% of the entire budget of the NHS. These costs are expected to rise, by 2030 the estimate is for obesity to cost the NHS between £10 billion and £12 billion.

Obesity leads to type 2 diabetes, leads to heart disease, leads to dementia and mental health issues. I haven’t given you the stats on Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dementia, mental health as it would be overload at this point. One thing is staggeringly clear.

Houston, we have a problem!

We are in a mess and when scientists are saying (as I have already mentioned in a previous blog) that “babies born today will not live as long as their parents”, I need no further incentive to do my bit to help reverse this needless tide of unhappiness.

The Get Healthy – Stay Healthy community is up and running and on the road. We have meetings planned for Essex, London, Birmingham, Leeds, Norwich. We will send the dates out soon, watch this space.

Have a healthy day

Kind regards



About Peter Ragg

Having worked at the sharp end of production and quality control management in the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 27 years I have acquired skills in many aspects of management, including managing large teams, leadership, presentation skills, personal development, coaching and mentoring. In 2002 I was made redundant from Weston Medical when it went into administration. I now work for myself as a network marketing professional. In 2005 I joined Utility Warehouse, a UK based network marketing company (FTSE 250 company) as a Independent Distributor, this is a part-time business opportunity which you fit in around the day job. I very quickly realised the full potential of this business model, when it is applied properly, (using the comprehensive training system that the company provide free of charge). Network marketing is first and foremost a personal development business, it is about empowering you to take responsibility for your team, where you coach and mentor them and where your success is based on helping your team members to be successful. A beautiful business model would you not agree? I love network marketing with a passion. In 2011 I had serious health issues and I joined Synergy Worldwide a health and wellness company. Synergy is now 18 years old and is in 21 countries. Their profound natural wellness products have changed my life. I am fitter and healthier now that I was 20 years ago. I am now a massive wellness advocate and believe people need/should take personal responsibility for their health. My mantra is 'Wellness is a lifestyle' and I help people to attain Elite Health with Synergy's products, starting with Microbiome health. Network marketing is the perfect opportunity for people seeking additional streams of income to supplement the family budget or provide a pension income. As you build your monthly residual income over time it will provide stability and certainty in your life. As a network marketing professional I help people to find their passion and will coach and mentor them to be successful. Please call me if you are interested to learn more on: 07780 673705 or email on My hobbies include, running, walking, Classic Car restoration, Real Ale, Southwold, France.

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