Obesity Timebomb

Fears of obesity ‘timebomb’

Warning issued that primary school children are facing an obesity timebomb as public health funding in North East is slashed.

A pupil weighing more than 15st was measured at a primary school in Newcastle – ranking as the heaviest 10-year-old in the North East. According to alarming new statistics, 25 primary school children in the region have a BMI of 35 or more, potentially making them morbidly obese.

The figures have prompted concerns that a child obesity timebomb is set to explode at the same time the North East is facing massive cuts in public health spending.

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About David Fairlamb

I am the owner and motivator behind David Fairlamb Fitness. I am highly qualified and very experienced in all areas of health, fitness, sport and well-being with over 18 years' experience. After successfully completing a Sport Studies with Business and Finance course at Manchester Metropolitan University I gained an athletic scholarship at Long Beach, California, whilst being coached by the Olympic coach Stan Long. In Long Beach I started personal training and gained a huge amount of experience within the fitness industry. Due to a back injury I was unable to compete at the highest level of athletics and I returned home to the North East. However, the injury did not stop me playing rugby and played for Westoe 1st team for 10 years and Durham County. Previously I had captained Northumberland schools, achieved England Schoolboy trials. I also achieved honours in athletics, tennis, football and rugby, gaining coaching qualifications in each. Most significantly I qualified in Advanced Personal Fitness training through Premier Fitness and have qualifications in Sports Psychology and Life Coaching. I am confident that, with the combined abilities and experience of the team and myself, we can provide the expertise and motivation to help you achieve and sustain a more healthy and fulfilled lifestyle.

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