A healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, helping you to feel your best.
This means eating a wide variety of food and drink in the right proportions to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. It is recommended that men have around 2,500 calories a day (10,500 kilojoules) and women around 2,000 calories a day (8,400 kilojoules).
Public Health Northamptonshire will fund a 12 week course with a number of commissioned weight management services if your BMI is over 30 (conditions apply) If your BMI is over 40 you are advised to contact your GP for advice.
Physical inactivity is a global problem leading to many avoidable health risks including heart attacks, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity. An active lifestyle can help reduce many of these long term medical conditions, help us feel better about ourselves and improve our physical and mental wellbeing.
All of us need to incorporate physical activity into our everyday lives.
The Northamptonshire Sport web site (Click here) offers a huge range of activities in which you can engage from extreme sports to gentle walks in the countryside. Whether it be walking, running, cycling or swimming, physical activity plays a big part in keeping us healthy.