Healthy weight

Welcome to support for managing a healthy weight

Here you will find everything you need to help you on your journey to a healthier, happier you. Our mission is simple. To promote and enable successful and healthy lives for the local people of North East Lincolnshire.

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Managing your weight

Want to lose weight and keep it off? Here you will find lots of tips to help you make small and realistic changes to your diet and increase your level of physical activity so that you can lose weight and keep it off.

If you are overweight, you will have a greater chance of developing heart disease, back and joint pain, depression and certain cancers. Kick start your health with the NHS Better Health campaign .

Losing weight will reduce your risk of diseases and help you feel more confident about yourself.

Eating well

Eating well is essential for good health and wellbeing and contributes to reducing the risk of conditions including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, some cancers and osteoporosis. When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to getting it right. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

The Eatwell Guide shows the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a healthy, balanced diet.

FREE weight management courses

We are offering FREE 12 week courses to help you lose weight and maintain weight loss. Learn more and sign up on our Free Weight Management Course page.

Physical activity

Physical activity is good for both our physical health and our mental wellbeing. It helps to prevent and manage a range of health conditions (such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and certain cancers), helps to maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints and can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia.

An active lifestyle can also be a great way to increase energy levels, combat anxiety, reduce stress, raise self-esteem, and improve sleeping habits.

Being active can take place anytime, and anywhere to suit your lifestyle. It could be in the home, the garden, activities in the park, within community settings or at a leisure facility such as your local swimming pool or gym.  

Physical activity can incorporate active living (e.g. gardening, DIY),  active travel (e.g. walking and cycling), active recreation (e.g. games, leisure activities, dance and play) and active sport (e.g. informal sports such as “back to” games, badminton, table tennis, walking football).

Mobile Apps

Using an app to help you manage your weight can provide daily support and motivation to keep you on track to your weight loss goal(s). There are many apps available, however we would recommend the NHS Active 10 mobile app.  

Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners and you can also find other support apps through searching ORCHA , they have reviewed thousands of apps to help you find those that are best and the safest to use. Each app on their site has been evaluated against key criteria relating to clinical governance, data privacy and user experience.

Local support

Your chances of losing weight and keeping it off are much better if you and your family get support.

If you live in North East Lincolnshire and want support with your wellbeing we are here to help you make a change. Wellbeing Workers and Practitioners who offer one to one and group support are available in your community and will work with you to identify your needs and support you in setting wellbeing goals in your life.

You can call the team on 01472 325500.

You can also get support to lose weight by joining a local Weight Watchers or Slimming World club.

Printable downloads

Active Forever – printable download (PDF) 889KB

Helpful links and useful websites

Page last updated: 06 Oct 2023