The nation is getting fatter and the health problems are getting bigger with it.
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 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
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.
NHS Digital Weight Management Programme
This programme is only available to patients that have been referred by a GP. The programme offers free, online access to weight management services for those who have a BMI greater than 30 and who also have diabetes or high blood pressure (or both). The BMI threshold will be lower at 27.5 for people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, as we now people from these ethnic backgrounds are at an increased risk of conditions such as Type 2 diabetes at a lower BMI.
If you meet the above criteria and would like access to this 12 week online course, please contact us.