Nearly two thirds (63%) of adults in the UK are overweight or living with obesity. 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. By reducing your weight within a healthy range, you can help cut your risk of being critically ill with COVID-19.
The Better Health campaign has been set up by Public Health England to support you manage your weight loss – from checking your BMI, to getting access to free support tools including the NHS 12 week weight loss plan which 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.