Measuring up

Taking control of your weight starts with measuring up – and here’s how to do it.

Target setting

Getting fit and losing weight is a case of ‘one day at a time’ – here are some top tips.

Eating and drinking well

Eating and drinking healthier makes a big difference to your body – here are ways to do it.

Healthy recipes

Not a whizz in the kitchen but want to eat better? Don’t worry – find new healthy recipes here.

Getting active

Being more physically active can help you lead a healthier life. You can find out about how to get more active in this section.

Welcome to a better you

None of us has the perfect body – after all, we come in many different shapes and sizes – but the reality is being overweight or obese can lead to problems that can seriously affect our health.

This site helps you work out if you are overweight or obese and provides top tips on how you can easily make healthier choices in life. These may not change things overnight; but they are a change for the better.



It’s easy to put on unwanted weight

Did you know that if you eat 100 Calories (kcals) more than your body needs each day, after a year you could have put on an extra 10lbs in weight?

You probably don’t realise the ‘extras’ you’re eating each day. But every extra bit that goes in – ends up going on.

Everyone needs a healthy balanced diet. To maintain weight, a man needs about 2,500 Calories a day and a woman needs about 2,000 Calories a day.

These values can vary depending on age, metabolism and levels of physical activity, among other things. Click here for more information on healthy Calorie intake.

Have a look at the Public Health Agency’s latest advertising campaign showing how all the little extras add up.

The Extras