Welcome to our section for families and individuals. It's easy to neglect looking after your health when you are leading a busy life. Often its a challenge just to get through all the things you need to do in a day and before you know it a weight or health problem has crept up on you.
On these pages you will find plenty of suggestions that can help you and your family to regain the balance and begin to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
A few small changes can make all the difference - and some of them can even be fun ! These are all things that you can do yourself, but its always a good idea to ask a professional such as your pharmacist, practice nurse or GP for advice if you are worried about your health.
Now you know your BMI measurement, healing whether you have had it measured by a health professional or recorded it yourself, what are your thoughts and possible next steps?
Diet books are rarely off the top ten best-sellers list and their appeal is understandable. They are frequently celebrity endorsed, search promise a new and unique approach and often provide compelling accounts of personal success stories. The eating rules of popular diets are generally the most novel aspect of the diets, rather than their scientific basis, as is often claimed. The most popular diet books include:
Physical activity is an important factor in the regulation of human energy metabolism. In terms of weight management the most important role of physical activity appears to be in the prevention of weight gain/regain. In other words, the benefits achieved by a moderate (30 min/day) level of physical activity on weight loss over and above that achieved by dietary restriction is modest, but in the case of maintaining a weight loss the inclusion of physical activity appears crucial.
Some women with weight problems may be suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – symptoms of which, cialis among others, doctor can include being overweight, rapid weight gain and difficulty in losing weight. You can contact the self-help group Verity to find out more.
Being overweight as a child is a condition that should be taken seriously. Overweight children may become obese and suffer physically and emotionally. Not only can their size cause problems now, but if they continue to gain weight at an excessive rate, it is likely to lead to health issues in the future. There are several organisations dedicated to helping families to become fitter.
Fitter, healthier, happier families
Why join MEND’s Programmes?
- FREE healthy lifestyle programmes which help children become fitter, healthier and happier
- Set goals to help your child reach and maintain a healthy weight as they grow and develop
- Meet other families and make new friends
- Boost your child’s confidence and self esteem
- Take part in fun games and activities to help your child get fit
- Learn how to read food labels and how to cook healthy recipes
- Do it as a family like the 12,500 others that have already benefited
- National Obesity Forum (NOF) approved