Like to lose a bit of weight?
Carrying excess weight puts more pressure on your body and can stop you enjoying activities and time with your family. It comes with major costs to the NHS too; it’s reckoned obesity was a factor in over 700,0001 hospital admissions in 2017/18, costing the NHS billions of pounds.
Being overweight is the second largest preventable cause of cancer after smoking, having been directly linked to an increased risk of 13 different cancers2. It is also linked to other health conditions, including an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pain and complications from COVID-19.
If you’d like to do something about your weight it's never too late to start and even a 5% drop will make a real difference. Check out the NHS Better Health programme which includes a free app to help you get started on a regime that suits you.