COVID-19 has affected the whole country; for almost everyone, life has had to fundamentally change. But it has also prompted many people to reflect and think more seriously about their health. What’s more, people have been surprised by how able they have been to change their behaviour, with lockdown showing many that they are able to make and sustain changes to their lives.
The Better Health campaign will kick off by supporting individuals on their weight loss journey, but later down the line, the programme will also provide advice and support for quitting smoking, drinking less and looking after your mental health.
Nearly two thirds (63%) of adults in the UK are overweight or living with obesity. Gaining weight is often a gradual process that takes place over a number of years and modern life doesn’t always make it easy. This extra weight causes pressure to build up around vital organs, making it harder for the body to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now COVID-19.
There has never been a better time to kickstart your health and Better Health has a range of tools and support to help support individuals on their weight loss journey.
At Healthy Workplaces Glos, we are on hand to help and support you and your employees to identify small changes that you can make, as well as supporting you to achieve them.
We will work with you and your organisation to focus on supporting your workplace to be the healthiest it can be. Click here to submit your details, and we will be in touch with further details
Best-You is a free online platform and app that you and your employees can use as your own personal platform to communicate, create goals for a number of lifestyle habits and track progress.
Best-You can be used alongside a 12-week programme with Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire, supporting your employees to live a healthier lifestyle.
Employees can create goals for healthy eating, smoking, alcohol, weight and activity. They can track their progress against their goal each day and Best-You will give motivational feedback.
Best-You is full of helpful guidance with dedicated areas for lifestyle habits and mood and stress. Employees can complete self-assessments and discuss this with you their employer, if they want to.
Sign up for FREE today www.bestyouglos.org.uk