So this is something that probably won’t come as a surprise - researchers at Bristol uni have found a link between higher BMI and poor mental health.
Dr Claire Haworth, Reader in Behavioural Genetics in the MRC IEU at the University of Bristol, and senior author on the study, added: “Results so far highlight the pressing need to tackle the obesity crisis because higher BMI is causing the population to be less happy and less satisfied with their lives.”
The next question for researchers is why this is.
If you’re unhappy with your body and feeling unfit and sluggish, I find it just makes for an all-round feeling of hopelessness and despair.
What are your thoughts?