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Obesity and physical activity


60% of the UK population are overweight or obese which poses a number of physical and mental health impairments.

Physical Activity

The UK government recommendation is 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or 75 minutes vigorous intensity per week, to stay healthy. You may choose to do this by joining a local gym e.g Places Leisure, or in the comfort of your own home, garden or park, for free. We’ve put together some ways that you can stay fit and healthy, so check out our inspiration posters for general exercises, cardio exercises, strength (upper body) exercises, strength (lower body) exercises, core exercises and seated exercises.

Healthy Eating

Poor nutrition, either insufficient dietary intake or poor quality, can compromise health in a range of ways, regarding immunity, mood, physique and many more.

Eating a balanced diet that complies with the Eat Well Guide is crucial for health. This will also likely attenuate any micronutrient deficiencies, particularly by eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day (fresh, tinned or frozen), which are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Eatwell Guide