New support for people who are overweight or obese

As you will have seen on the news, people who are obese or overweight are more likely to end up hospitalised with Covid 19 than those of a normal weight.

You will probably also know that it increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and many forms of cancer.

Now is a really good time to try to address this issue.

There are various options that you can access without needing to speak to your GP or nurse.

Weight watchers.

Although at the moment face to face classes are suspended you can still access their digital offering free.

You may also be eligible for the National Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Use their online calculator to see if you are eligible.

Classes currently take place on Zoom at various times.

There is increasing evidence that reducing the carbohydrate component of what you eat can help with weight loss and reduce your risk of diabetes.

This website has some useful information that are free to download.

The carbs and cals website and app is also useful for people wanting to cut their carb intake