THE PROBLEM:

The UK is experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of adults and children who are overweight or obese with all the related health problems.                                                                                            click 4 more info >>>

Key Data: NHS Digital reported that in 2019/20 67% of men, 62% of women and 35.2% of 10/11 year old children in England were classified as overweight or obese.                                                       click 4 more info >>>

Overweight or Obese: Defined as having excess body fat that presents a health risk. BMI [Body Mass Index] is used to identify levels of risk:

  •      18.5 to 24.9 - means you're healthy

  •      25.0 to 29.9 - means you're overweight 

  •      30.0 to 39.9 - means you're obese 

  •      40.0 plus     - means you're severely obese     

For most people their BMI is a useful indicator of how healthy their weight is. You can use the NHS BMI Healthy Weight Calculator to work out your score.

The Health Risks: Being overweight or obese increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, breast and bowel cancer, stroke and a shorter lifespan.