You are so much more than a number on a scale. BUT. Carrying extra kilos can cut your life short. Researchers have found that moderate obesity reduces life expectancy by about 3 years and severe obesity can shorten a person’s life by 10 years.
Flying home from Sydney last week, I found myself listening to the safety announcement made on every airliner in the world. I must have heard it hundreds of times, but I’ve never really taken it in properly. The part I happened to tune in to was:
What do you get when you put Uncle Baz, Aunt Meryl, several cousins, 70kg of prawns, a double-decker Pav, and a heated political discussion in the same room? Christmas. And according to some studies – an increased risk of a heart attack.
According to a study out of Sweden, opting out of breakfast may cause you to overeat for the remainder of the day. This is bad enough – ain’t nobody got time for feeling bloated. But get this: opting out of your morning meal may also affect your health later on in life.