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Healthy Weight

Being a healthy weight means you're at less risk at developing preventable diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Where to start?

A good place to start is to check your Body Mass Index measurement on NHS Choices. This will tell you if you are underweight, a healthy weight, overweight or obese.

It's also helpful to know your waist measurement. Carrying too much weight around your stomach can raise your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.

You can have a healthy BMI and still have excess tummy fat - meaning you're still at risk of developing these diseases.

To measure your waist:

  1. find the bottom of your ribs and the top of your hips
  2. wrap a tape measure around your waist midway between these points
  3. breathe out naturally before taking the measurement

Regardless of your height or BMI, you should try to lose weight if your waist is:

  • 94cm (37ins) or more (men)
  • 80cm (31.5ins) or more (women)

Tools to help you

Free NHS Weight Loss Plan: The plan, which has been downloaded more than 2 million times, is designed to help you lose weight safely and keep it off.
Right for you if: You're motivated to lose weight and would like a structured plan to help you.

Easy Meals App: download the app for over a hundred delicious and simple meal ideas to get you eating foods that are healthier for you. 
Right for you if: You have a smartphone and want inspiration wherever you are.

Couch to 5K App: Designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running 5km in nine weeks
Right for you if: you have a smartphone and want to get more active gradually, wherever you are.

Active 10 App: The Active 10 app shows how much brisk walking an individual is currently doing and helps to show people how they can fit a ten minute brisk walk into their day.
Right for you if: you have a smartphone and want to get more active gradually, wherever you are.

One-to-One Support

Many of us struggle with our weight and need a bit of extra support to get to lose weight and keep it off.

One You Wolverhampton offers a free one-to-one health trainer service. Our health trainers can help you identify current habits which may be affecting your weight. They will help you to make a plan to lose weight safely and you will learn ways to keep the weight off. They will help keep you on track by providing free tailored motivational support.
Right for you if: You'd like one-to-one support and extra motivation.

Request free local advice and support.

iCM Form
  1. Healthy Lifestyles Service Form
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