Better Health Campaign
Did you know that nearly two thirds (63%) of adults that are in the UK are overweight or obese? This extra weight is a concern for people’s health, as it causes pressure to build up around vital organs, therefore making it harder to fight against diseases like: cancer, heart disease and now COVID-19. By reducing your weight to a healthy range it can help to cut your risk of being critically ill with COVID-19.
You can do this by:
- Eating a healthy balanced diet
- Reducing salt intake
- Looking at food labels
- Reducing alcohol intake
- Stopping smoking
- Exercising regularly
COVID-19 has affected the country in many ways, for lots of people it has made them reflect and think more about their health. So with this, it is a great time to kick start your health!
Are you wanting to lose weight? Why not try the free NHS Weight Loss Plan App, this is an app which guides you towards a balanced diet and a healthier lifestyle over a 12 week period. It will help you work out what a healthy weight is for you, using a BMI calculator and advise the level of calories you should be eating each day.
It helps you so you can:
- Set weight loss goals
- Get more active and burn more calories
- Plan your meals
- Use the BMI calculator
- Record your activity and progress
- Make healthier food choices
- Get tips on success
This app is a great way to help track your progress, it has lots of tips and advice on how to start your journey and how to keep motivated. Don’t worry, the app makes it easy for you. Just take it one week at a time. It is important to have a good balanced diet and exercise regularly as it can help your physical and mental wellbeing. Let’s make that “one day” today!