Obesity is a major UK public health problem with 1 in 4 adults considered obese

Obesity is serious. It affects our personal health and that of society. It’s a growing problem. Nearly a quarter of children leaving primary school are considered to be obese, as are one in four adults. More than 12,000 hospital appointments a year are now for obesity related conditions and it’s been predicted that as many as half of us could be obese by 2050.

However, it is possible to turn obesity around. That’s the point of National Obesity Awareness Week: to promote the ways in which government, business and each of us can improve our health and to provide the information and resources to allow meaningful and long-term change. It’s not about making a huge commitment or incredible challenge but about manageable and sustainable change – whether that is eating more healthily or how you can be more physically active.

Personal Touch Fitness has a range of information on this website to help you combat obesity by adopting healthy nutritional practices, getting started with exercise and improving your mental wellbeing.