Tell your Maltese nanna to lay off pastizzi for a while

Your Maltese nanna might need to lay off the pastizzi for a while. Nearly one in every three people over 65 in Malta is obese, shocking new figures have revealed. The island’s spiralling obesity crisis – fuelled by junk food, poor diets and sedentary lifestyles – means that Malta’s older generation is among the fattest […]

Why is Malta the second fattest nation in Europe?

People in Malta should walk for 10 minutes a day to improve their health, according to doctors. They said brisk walking every day was the easiest way to get active, while joining a gym brought ‘huge health benefits’. The World Health Organisation ranked Malta as the second-fattest country in Europe behind Turkey. It said found […]

Most dieting blogs on social media ‘give bad advice’

Slimmers should not trust weight loss and diet advice on social media blogs, according to scientists. They found just one in nine of the most popular sites gave accurate information. Health experts claimed that social media bloggers often ‘offer inaccurate or biased diet advice’. Some touted opinion as fact and failed to provide evidence for […]

Revealed: Malta’s shocking obesity crisis in numbers

Maltese people should walk briskly for 10 minutes a day to stay healthy, according to health chiefs. Doctors said just 10 minutes of brisk walking a day is an easy way for adults to introduce physical activity into their day and reduce their risk of early death by up to 15 per cent. In Malta, […]