How can I manage my weight?

How can I manage my weight?

Being overweight or obese can have a damaging effect on your health and life expectancy.

We offer a range of services to support you or your child achieve a healthier weight. For further information please contact our team on 01274 435387 or HealthImprovement@bradford.gov.uk.

Our programmes run over a number of weeks to achieve safe and sustainable weight change without the need for crash diets.

What if I have a medical condition that makes it hard to exercise?

The Beep Exercise referral scheme provides advice and support to help you increase your physical activity levels in a safe and effective way. Your GP or nurse can refer you into this programme if you have a qualifying medical condition.

To see if you are eligible, please call our team on 01274 435388.

How can being overweight affect me?

A healthy diet and physical activity enable you to maintain a healthy weight.

Carrying excess weight in adults can lead to coronary heart disease, liver disease, osteoarthritis, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

People who are overweight may also experience low self-esteem and mental health problems.

Being overweight as a child has been associated with a range of health conditions including diabetes and liver disease, asthma and sleep-disordered breathing. There is also evidence of lower school attainment, lower self-esteem and depression.

What causes obesity?

Obesity occurs when you eat or drink more energy than you use through your body’s metabolism and physical activity over a long period of time.

You can help to tackle this problem by increasing your level of physical activity and reducing the number of calories in your food by having a healthy diet.

Where else can I get support?

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