Be Size Wise

  • I’m losing weight so I can enjoy more time with my family

  • I’m losing weight to keep up with my friends

  • Lose weight your way

Grab this opportunity

You have made the first step towards taking control of your weight. If you have already tried to take action but have struggled to lose weight in the past, don’t lose heart.

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to help you lose weight, especially if you find it difficult to break out of your normal routine and make a change. Take a look at the options below, which include ways to join with your mates who also need to lose weight.

Lose weight

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Lose it!

Lose it!

ShapeUp4Life in Hampshire provides a free 12 week programme to help you lose weight and keep it off. Choose from face-to-face sessions in a community venue, virtual sessions with a coach or a weight loss app.

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Weight loss tips

Weight loss tips

Get off to a good start with some top tips for healthy eating.

NHS 12 week challenge 

NHS 12 week challenge

Set yourself the 12 week challenge

Start the NHS 12 week plan, which has been downloaded more than 4 million times, and is designed to help you lose weight safely.

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Easy ways to get active

Easy ways to get active

  • Find ways to get active in and around your home. Set yourself a challenge to stay motivated or search for a free online class.
  • Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to get active. Join a local walking group with a mate.
  • Get started with some Easy Exercises
  • Get active with a disability
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A beginner’s guide to running

A beginner’s guide to running

  • You are only nine weeks away from fitness with the Couch to 5k app.
  • Or search Run Together to find your local running group.
  • Lots of men have already completed Couch to 5K and have progressed to their local Park Run
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More ways to get active

More ways to get active

Find an activity you enjoy. Local leisure centres offer a range of activities to help you get started. Search online for other options such as cycling, Nordic walking, outdoor fitness or walking football.

Calculate your BMI

What is BMI?

The body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out if your weight is healthy.

The BMI calculation divides an adult’s weight in kilograms by their height in metres squared.

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BMI Information

A key aspect of Hampshire County Council’s strategy is to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes.

More than 60% of adults are classified as overweight or obese across the county. Middle aged men in particular face an increased risk of experiencing poor health if they are overweight or obese. This equates to 225,229 men between 40 and 64 in Hampshire.

Sometimes it is difficult for these men to recognise and/or accept that they are carrying excess fat and consequently do not take action to reduce their weight to a healthy level.

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How do I know whether my weight is within healthy limits?

If your BMI is between 18.5 and 25, your weight is considered healthy.

A little overweight? It still matters

Even if you are slightly overweight it places you at increased risk of experiencing health problems, particularly those that most commonly affect men in middle age such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.