Student Obesity At An All Time High?

We all love going to a pizza shop at the end of a night out and piling in all that greasy food in to our mouths without even looking at it.

Or even on your lunch break popping down to the local Mcdonalds or KFC because its cheap and it’s easier to do than getting in from work on a night and making your self a healthy dinner for the next day.

A takeaway classic, Pizza and Chili

A takeaway classic, Pizza and Chili

But did you know that according to statistics the UK is one of the worst countries in Europe when it comes to obesity.

In a .gov survey between the years 2010 and 2015, 61.9% of adults and 28% of children aged between 2 and 15 are classed as being “over weight”.

People who are over weight tend to have a higher risk of getting heart disease, certain types of cancers and also type 2 diabetes.

Eating unhealthy food can make you feel sluggish, have a horrendous effect on your skin and can cause weight changes.

This can not only have an effect on your health but also on your university studying.

When speaking to a health specialist he said: “Obesity rates in the UK are getting higher amongst teenagers and students.

“Particularly when it comes to students; the whole living away from home thing has an effect on their diet as well.

“They don’t have the money to go out and get the fresh food and fruit and they end up eating a ‘pot noodle diet’ which is seriously not good for you and is risking your chances of becoming overweight.

“A good way to prevent this from happening is by eating your ‘5 a day’ and by having as many home cooked meals as you can.

“Also while you are at university join the gym and be more active this is good for getting you out of the house”

But is this a true reading of students in Middlesbrough?

I asked a range of students what they preferred better, a takeaway or a fresh home cooked meal.

Here is what they had to say..

from Tside