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National Obesity Awareness Week

10th - 16th January 2024

Making you aware

National Obesity Awareness Week is observed annually in January across the UK, from January 10th to 16th this 2024. The rising prevalence of obesity is affecting a growing number of children, adults, and even pets in the UK each year, with projections suggesting that by 2050, 50% of the population could be obese. 

While the challenge of combating obesity may seem overwhelming, the encouraging news is that it is not insurmountable. The primary goal of National Obesity Awareness Week is to demystify obesity and promote simple strategies for prevention. The key message revolves around adopting a healthy lifestyle: eat right, stay fit, and manage weight. By fostering a collective effort, the nation can make significant strides in addressing this health issue.

Learn more by visiting National Obesity Awareness Week

Being apart of obesity awareness week

Prioritising fitness

Whether you choose to engage in intense HIIT sessions, brisk walking, swimming, or dancing, personalize your approach and simply begin. Keep in mind that maintaining consistency is key to achieving your fitness objectives.

Food swap

Replace sugary foods with fruits and opt for vegetables as snacks. When sugar cravings strike, consider enjoying some fruit with homemade peanut butter. If you have a penchant for salty snacks, try baking vegetables until crispy and enjoy them with a side of hummus.

Achievable goals

Many individuals set overly ambitious targets, setting themselves up for potential disappointment. Maintain realistic expectations by gradually reducing your food intake and adjusting your goals as you progress.