Regular activity is proven to protect your health in many ways. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. When carrying more weight, moving more can help you lose fat mass and this can dramatically improve your health and wellbeing now and for the future:

1. Reduce blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol – Having high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high cholesterol can put you at risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

2. Staying active is good for your mental health. Regular activity releases endorphins which are proven to reduce stress levels and improve low mood. Group activity is also a great opportunity to meet people and have fun.

3. Regular movement also helps keeps your muscles strong, your joints moving well and helps your body’s natural pain-relief systems. You also are more likely to get a feel-good boost after an activity when it is part of your body’s routine.

This link has specially selected options for people looking to manage their weight. Please take a look and see which you would like to explore.

Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership – Weight Management (