Extensive research has shown that a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle can reduce the likelihood of many different health problems both now and later on in life. Evidence shows that illnesses relating to a poor diet include:
- complications in pregnancy
- type II diabetes
- some cancers
- heart disease and stroke
- mental health issues including dementia, depression, stress and anxiety
- vascular disease
Affordable healthy eating in Warwickshire
Adults – weight management support services in Warwickshire
Weight Management and Physical Activity Providers (Warwickshire)
Weight Management and Physical Activity Provider 2013 (DOC, 79 KB) services provided for you by Public Health Warwickshire.
Brunswick Healthy Living Network (Leamington Spa)
Brunswick Healthy Living Centre is a registered Charity which has its core ethos and reason for existing to provide services connected to health and wellbeing. It has an holistic approach with core themes of: Physical, mental and economic health; healthy eating; information & advice; and supported living.
Remember, being a healthy weight does not necessarily equal being fit and healthy, so keeping active (link to keeping active page) is also important.
Overweight in Childhood
If you have a child who is primary school age and is overweight, you and your child/children may be able to access support in your local area. One child needs to be overweight to access the service. A parent/carer must attend and siblings are welcome too.
As well as talking to your health professional (pharmacist, GP, consultant, school nurse, health visitor, practice nurse, dentist and midwife etc.), you can directly contact the following people in your local area for support.
Overweight in Pregnancy
Having a healthy diet and getting moderate exercise are advised in pregnancy, and it’s important not to gain too much weight. You can keep to a healthy weight by eating a healthy diet and getting exercise.