These days, ’modern life’ can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don’t move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.
Nine out of 10 of our kids today could grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
By the time we reach middle age, the majority of us could do with losing at least a bit of weight. Being overweight isn’t just about the way we look. It can lead to more aches and pains, problems sleeping and people report a loss of energy and confidence. It also increases our chances of getting heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Middle age comes to everyone – ‘middle aged spread’ doesn’t have to.
Would you like loads of tips and help to make changes for a healthier future? How are your eating, drinking and activity habits?
By setting your own small, fun and acheivable goals you are more likely to make a change for the better and enjoy doing so.
Change4Life is a nationwide campaign offering ideas, encouragement, tips and support to help you and your family to eat well, move more and live longer. Signing up is FREE, and you’ll get FREE tips, reminders and recipes. You can also get a FREE app!
For Summer 2014, Change4Life has partnered up with Disney to create the '10 Minute Shake Up'. Inspired by your kids’ favourite Disney characters and stories, families who sign up either on line or with a freepost leaflet will receive a free fun pack with 28 exciting activity cards, Disney themed wall chart and stickers. There are loads more activities online and special offers from other Change4Life partners and you can search for events happening in your area.
If you would like further information, please consult the 'helpful links' section on this page.
Almost 8 out of 10 adults believe they are active enough to benefit their health, but the truth is only 4 out of 10 men and 3 out of 10 women are active enough.