Britain has become an “obese society” where being overweight is “normal”. It is a trend three decades in the making which, according to experts, will take several more to reverse.
The consequences of obesity on our health include diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and people dying needlessly from avoidable diseases.
You can lose weight without going on a punishing diet! Browse the links below. If you feel you need help from us, ask our health trainer or one of the practice nurses for some advice. It may be that you would benefit from My Health, My Way, our online support service to help you develop your confidence to take those crucial first steps, so click on the link on the right of the screen to find out more
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Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. The couch to 5K plan is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K or for half an hour, in just nine weeks!
Download the BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker app to your iPhone or iPod touch. Use it to calculate BMI for anyone over two years old and create individual user profiles to track the whole family's BMI over time.
Case studies, interactive tools and much more to inspire you to lose weight.
This app contains over 100 calorie-counted, searchable recipies, a great 'smart recipies' function which provides suggestions for a day's meals, and a shopping list functino which makes it easy to keep track of everything you need. Most recipies serve 4 adults and cost around £5 to make.
Have you ever tried to lose weight but found it difficult? Lost a little and then regained it? If you have then this fact sheet is for you. You'll find advice and tools that will help you start to achieve the goals you want.
If you are obese or overweight, you have an increased risk of developing various health problems. Even a modest amount of weight loss can help to reduce your increased health risks. The best change of losing weight and keeping the weight off is to be committed to a change in lifestyle, this includes eating a healthy diet and doing some regular physical activity.
If you'd love to lose weight without feeling hungry, welcome to Slimming World! Reach your weight loss dream - enjoying the food you love!
Weight Watchers is an effective weight loss programme with support and motivation when you need it. Lose weight and keep it off with regular meetings and online support.
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