Obesity is when a person is carrying too much body fat for their height and sex. A person is considered obese if they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.
Over time, eating excess calories leads to weight gain. Without lifestyle changes to increase the amount of physical activity done on a daily basis, or reduce the amount of calories consumed, people can become obese.
Obesity is treated by losing weight, which can be achieved through a healthy, calorie-controlled diet and increased exercise. The lifestyle changes necessary for long-term weight loss can be challenging to achieve, but there is a wide range of guidance and advice available.
Whats available in North Lincolnshire to help reduce obesity levels?
The NHS Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service run free accredited Healthy Weight Loss Programmes for adults across North Lincolnshire.
A free weight loss programme for children above a healthy weight is now running in North Lincolnshire called - Get Going! The programme encourages families to learn about healthier lifestyles with one to one support from qualified coaches.
Contact Alex Piercy for more information - 07702 275246
North Lincolnshire Council supports a range of physical activity options that could assist to reduce levels of obesity in adults, young people and children.