Despite the US president’s doctor saying he is in “good health” Donald Trump is now being classed as clinically obese.
The 72-year-old now weighs 243lbs (110kg) – or 17 stone 5lbs – and has a body mass index of 30.4. A BMI in excess of 30 is considered clinically obese.
But President Trump is just representative of a still amassing problem in America, weight control. With 2017 seeing a total of just over 40% of adults obese in the country, with the worst offenders being the states of West Virginia for the highest percentage of obese people. And Kentucky holding the highest percentage of people who do little or no physical activity, according to The State of Obesity and Centres For Disease Control and Prevention.
Worryingly, this seems to add to the steep incline year after year of those in America dealing with weight issues. American Dietitian and Personal Trainer Brie Wheeler says the obesity crisis is all down to a fundamental unhealthy lifestyle.
“The problem is everything is so convenient now. You can buy unhealthy food so easily, take your car everywhere and its honestly the life style we are used to living.” Brie isn’t wrong, with 80% of Americans not getting the recommended amount of exercise per day . “Honestly i think we just need a complete lifestyle over-hall.”