In Britain, obesity rate is increasing an alarming rate, which can be judged from the fact that the nation’s biggest off-the-peg suit - the XXXXL has been put on sale.
The suit includes 64 inch chest jacket and 60inch waist trousers, big enough to fit in two normal-size adults. It has been introduced by retailer High and Mighty, which is renowned for making plus-size outfits. The cost of the suit is £299.
As per the database with GPs, the obesity rate in Britain has surged 8% to around 5.5million, as compared to the previous year.
Those requiring hospital treatment for obesity related problems have increased ten times in the past ten years. As per the NHS Information Centre, the obesity related hospital admissions stood at 10,720 in 2009, in comparison to just 1,000 in 1999.
Describing the requirement for the supersize suit, John Murphy, Director of retail operations at High and Mighty stated that it was contributed by the increase in the physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyle.
He said, “We are leading increasingly sedentary lives; it is hard for parents to keep their children away from the television or the computer and the consequences of that are visible”.
The need of a large suit symbolize that Britain is suffering from a major problem, as expressed by Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum.