Growing evidence suggests that being obese or excessively overweight puts people at greater risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19.
That doesn’t mean people with excess weight are more likely to catch coronavirus, but if they do, they’re more likely to become seriously ill from it than someone with a healthy body mass index.
So, the Government has launched a new campaign targeting groups most affected by obesity, and it’s working with host of partners to do so, including WW (Weight Watchers as was), Slimming World and GetSlim.
The Better Health campaign is part of their Obesity Strategy, and it encourages adults to introduce changes that will help them work towards a healthier weight.
It includes a range of free tools and apps that everyone can use, to support people to eat better, drink less alcohol, and be more active.
It also includes a new app for the free 12-week NHS Weight Loss Plan, which helps people make healthier food choices and learn skills to prevent weight gain.
WW, Slimming World and GetSlim are offering exclusive discounts to coincide with the launch.
Visit www.nhs.uk/better-health for free tools and support to start leading a healthier lifestyle.