Earlier this week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson used Malta as an example while launching an anti-obesity campaign.
Boris Johnson said that if people living in the UK do not adapt to a healthier lifestyle, they will end up overtaking Malta as having the highest incidence of obesity in Europe.
“We are significantly fatter than most others – apart from the Maltese for some reason,” the UK’s prime minister said yesterday.
As it currently stands, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), Malta tops the obesity list in three different age groups – 11, 13 and 15-year-olds.
Peppi Azzoppardi even had something to say about the way Boris Johnson addressed the situation.
Peppi writes: “Dear Boris. If you’re referring to me when you’re talking about obesity, you’re right. The majority of the Maltese population, including myself, did not take offense. Actually, as of today, we’ll start eating well and exercising, and in a couple of months we’ll show you. Thanks for the motivation.”
Well, guess I know where I’m heading after work today… see you all at the gym.