Our weight is determined by the amount of energy (calories) we take in from food and drinks, including alcohol, and the amount of energy we use during daily living and physical activity. In simple terms, obesity results when we take in more calories than we use up over a prolonged period of time.
Obesity is commonly measured using Body Mass Index (BMI).
The World Health Organisation classifies BMI in adults as:
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- Being overweight or obese can lead to serious health problems and can increase a person’s chance of having:
- type 2 diabetes
- heart disease
- some types of cancer
- muscle and joint problems
- poorer mental health and wellbeing
By eating a healthy diet and taking part in regular physical activity you can maintain a healthy weight and reduce the likelihood of becoming overweight or obese.
We are here to support you….
Weigh To Go
If you are over 16 years of age and have a body mass index (BMI) over 26 our weigh to go programme is for you. You will receive six free one-to one sessions focusing on dietary advice and education. We will agree small achievable goals to fit in with your lifestyle to help you make lifelong sustainable changes to your eating and exercise habits. You will be encouraged to take part in exercise sessions to further help you on your weight loss journey and will have regular weigh-ins to monitor your progress.
For more information please call 01294 605128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org