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Jocks A-Weigh

by | 12th, June 2003

‘SCOTLAND The Brave was a phrase that never told the whole story. So today, at the Independent’s direction, we bring you Scotland The Fat.

Are you Scottish in disguise?

One in five Scottish adults is now officially classed as ”obese”. Scientists at Glasgow University also found that around 60 per cent of the Tartan Army are overweight.

This is good news for those who want Scotland to be rid of English involvement, as the fat line up in a modern version of Hadrian’s Wall, repelling intruders and caravaners with a gentle bounce back south.

But to the NHS it is bad news. The paper says that since health risks associated with being corpulent are increased, the problem is costing the Scottish NHS £171million a year.

And it is set to get worse. Predictions suggest that by 2040 around half the total British population will be obese. And the root of the fat is a bad diet and a sedentary lifestyle.

But the good news is that by losing just 10 per cent of weight, the health benefits will be marked.

And if you want something to do with the fat you’ve shed, how about using it to deep fry some Mars Bars. It’s what Scotland’s built up on.

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