Healthy Eating, Exercise and Obesity

The nation is getting fatter and the health problems are getting bigger with it.

Health Eating

When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to getting it right. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. The ‘Eatwell Plate’ highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a well-balanced and healthy diet.

Exercise

Exercise is essential to maintain both mental and physical wellbeing. Being active in your daily life at every opportunity will play a key role in this.

NHS guidelines state that to stay healthy, adults aged 19-64 should try to be active
daily and should do: at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as
cycling or brisk walking every week, and. strength exercises on two or more days a
week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders
and arms)

For more information the NHS Live Well page.

If you are struggling with your weight and eating habits please make an appointment
to see a Nurse or a Health Care Assistant at the Surgery & they will be able to help
you. Further information regarding NHS Health Checks can be found here.