Obesity is the biggest health crisis on the planet. For the first time in history, children are facing shorter lives than their parents. Presented by diabetic and once overweight Chef Simon Gault, this series explores the science behind a recent reexamination of traditionally accepted health advice and the emergence of new evidence that at last makes sense of the looming health problems we face.
Why Are We Fat?
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01: Into the Bod Pod
Simon puts himself through other medical tests including finding out his fat to muscle ratio in the “bod pod” at Massey University and using an MRI machine to gauge how much of his fat is visceral fat. Shocked to learn the true state of his health, Simon commits to making some serious changes so he can live longer and overcome his diabetes.
02: Most Hated Activity: Exercise
In part two of Prime’s documentary series, Why Are We Fat?, Simon tackles one of his most-hated activities – exercise. First up, a cardio-vascular fitness test so the team at AUT’s Millennium Institute can prescribe the most appropriate exercise for Simon – short, sharp resistance training and high-intensity interval training.
03: Sleep and the Gut
In the final installment, Simon Gault’s support team share with him their belief that quality of sleep is almost, if not as important for your health as your diet quality. Equally shocking for Simon to learn is how bacteria in your gut affects our overall health. And finally, the moment of truth, three months down the track it’s time for Simon to revisit all the experts.