So you know how your parents are always moaning about how lazy young people are these days? Well, apart from being completely wrong, it turns out it doesn’t even make a difference anyway!
According to a study by the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, it’s actually harder for adults today to maintain their weight than it was for our parents 20-30 years ago. Cheek, huh?!
Their results show that a person now who eats the same amount and exercises similarly as a person of the same age in 1988, would have a BMI roughly 2.3 points higher.
Professor Jennifer Kuk, who formed part of the research team, said: “Our study results suggest that if you are 40 years old now, you’d have to eat even less and exercise more than if you were a 40 year old in 1971, to prevent gaining weight.”
Now we’re not experts on morality, but how is this fair? Still, at least it means you’ll have some ammo next time your Dad points out you’re looking a bit porkier than usual…
Check out the full story from The Debrief here.