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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!

Weight Watchers in Hampshire provides a free tailored service for residents. If you have mates who could also do with losing a few pounds, why not join together?

There is a free 12 week support programme as well as digital options to suit you.

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POWeR to lose weight

POWeR to lose weight

Lose weight with the help of POWeR’s online support designed to help you change your diet and be more active.

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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Move More Every Day

Move More Every Day

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Move more: a beginner’s guide to running

Move more: 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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Easy ways to move more

Easy ways to move more

Find an activity to suit you. Local leisure centres and swimming pools offer a range of activities to help you get started. They will help you decide what to do to improve your fitness.

Search online for other activities such as cycling, Nordic walking, outdoor fitness, bowls, bootcamp, gyms, walking football and other sports.

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.