Obese Valleys

Two-thirds of people in some parts of South Wales are classed as overweight or obese, new figures have revealed.

The Rhondda Valleys were the worst performer in the battle against the bulge with 65.8% of people having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher.

Across all of Wales nearly 60% of people were overweight or obese, with 22% of those deemed obese.

New figures, which break down results from last year’s Wales Health Survey, also revealed the areas where people were most likely to smoke, drink and take no exercise.

Throughout Wales 43.2% of people said they drank more than the guidelines and 26.8% said they were binge drinkers.

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  1. Paul says:

    Pontypridd is a nice place to visit if you like looking at food waste and Styrofoam containers littering the streets, stepping around pools of Vomit, rivers of Urine and shards of broken Glass

    Come on folks take some pride in your town and clean it up. The bars at the top of the town are ruining the place by selling alcohol irresponsibly. They are costing this town huge sums of public money, with the need for a police presence, officials to run the Taxi rank. The council needs to take stand by inspecting the bars. The police and CCTV staff need to arrest people for urinating in shop doorways as for a small town your night life is ruining the town.

    Even in big city’s behaviour like this is no longer being tolerated so lets clean up Ponty and take some Pride in our town

  2. admin says:

    I agree with your comments but …

    When you say ‘officials’ I assume you mean annoying bouncers to protect Cardiff taxi owners who are ripping off drunk valley folk?

    Public toilets, like the ones the council concreted over at the fountain would stop urination in doorways.

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