Doctors in Britain are warning of an obesity time bomb, when children who are already overweight grow up. So, what should we do? Exercise more? Eat less? Or both? The government feels it has to take (36) ______ for this expanding problem.
The cheerful Mr. Pickwick, the (37) ______ of the novel by Charles Dickens, is seen in (38) ______ as someone who is plump-and happy. In 18th century paintings beauty is (39) ______ with rounded bodies and soft (40) ______ . But nowadays being overweight is seen as (41) ______ neither a cheerful character nor beauty but an (42) ______ risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
So what do you do? Diet? Not according to England's chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson. He says that (43) ______ activity is the key for reducing the risks of obesity, cancer and heart disease. And the Health Secretary John Reid even said that (44) ________________________________________________________ .
So, having bought some cross trainers, how much exercise should you do? According to Sir Liam Donaldson, (45) ______________________________________________________ . Is going to the gym the answer? Luckily for those who find treadmills tedious, the Health Development Agency believes that physical activity that fits into people's lives may be more effective. (46) ___________________________________________________________________________________ .And according to a sports psychologist, Professor Biddle, gyms "are not making the nation fit", and may even cause harm.