I said "one day..." -  why not make this day one?

The Better Health campaign will kick off by supporting patients on a weight loss journey, but later down the line, the programme will also provide advice and support for quitting smoking, drinking less and looking after your mental health.

Nearly two thirds (63%) of adults in the UK are overweight.  Gaining weight is often a gradual process that takes place over a number of years and modern life doesn’t always make it easy.  This extra weight causes pressure to build up around vital organs, making it harder for the body to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now COVID-19.

The brand-new Better Health webpage is available at nhs.uk/BetterHealth.  It provides tools to help people manage their weight loss – such as checking your BMI, and free support tools for the NHS 12-week weight loss plan.  The NHS 12-week weight loss plan, available via a new app, promotes evidence based safe and sustainable weight loss.  It helps users to make healthier choices, by providing the most up to date evidence based healthy eating and physical activity advice in a magazine format that enables them to keep track of their calorie intake, portions of fruit and veg, physical activity level and teaches skills to prevent weight gain.

Published: Aug 5, 2020