Healthy Eating

Eating well really benefits both your own health and also the rest of your family’s health. A healthy balanced diet combined with physical activity will result in you feeling much better about the way you look and feel, as well as preventing health problems such as heart disease.

Losing weight doesn’t have to be as hard as it is sometimes made out to be. The best way to lose weight is to find out your BMI (Body Mass Index) and how much weight you need to lose, and then set a realistic target of how much weight you want to lose by a certain deadline. Although the average man is expected to eat around 2500 calories a day and the average woman 2000 calories, if you want to lose weight you will have to cut this down.

NHS Choices offer a diet and exercise plan which will help you lose weight in the most safe and sustainable way, where you will adopt a healthier lifestyle and learn how to keep the weight off in the long term. The 12 week guide to weight loss is delivered through weekly information packs full of diet, healthy eating and physical exercise advice, including a food and exercise chart where you can track your calories, exercise, and weight loss, so you can easily see your progress. You are also able to calculate your things like your BMI and calorie intake on the website, and get support through the online community from others who are trying to lose weight. If you are interested in the NHS Choices Weight Loss Plan, click here:

NHS Change4Life is also great for improving yourself and your family’s lifestyle. Modern life is resulting in people being a lot less active and eating more convenience and fast foods. This is having a negative impact on both adult’s and children’s health. Nine out of ten children today are likely to grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies, which could cause life threatening illnesses such as cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Joining Change4Life is the first step to helping you and your children eat more healthily, get moving more and live longer. There is even an easy way of finding local places to have fun and get active for all the family, with plenty in the Scarborough and Ryedale area. To see the Change4Life website, click here: