I came across this timely wake-up call today – it’s a good reminder of the dangers of poor diet and the consequences for health. But they are not just bemoaning the problem but also offer some useful tips.

Of course, having shed 55 lbs between us, my husband & I know from personal experience how beneficial it can be to incorporate healthy smoothies into your regular meal plans… So we’ve included a healthy smoothie recipe for you below…

But first, here’s the background to the warning…

Middle-aged people (in England) face a health crisis because of unhealthy lifestyles, experts have warned. Desk jobs, fast food and the daily grind are taking their toll, says Public Health England (PHE).


Eight in every 10 people aged 40 to 60 in England are overweight, drink too much or get too little exercise, the government body warns.


PHE wants people to turn over a new leaf in 2017, and make a pledge to get fit.


Many people no longer recognise what a healthy body weight looks like, say the officials – and obesity, which greatly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, is increasingly considered normal.


For a great example of a healthy smoothie recipe, read on to the Next Page (link below)