Kickstart your health
Your health matters. There has never been a better time to kickstart your health. Better Health has a range of tools and support to help - find what works for you. Let's do this!
Start your journey to better health
Download the free NHS weight loss plan to help you start healthier eating habits, be more active and start losing weight.
The plan is broken down into 12 weeks so you can:
- set weight loss goals
- use the BMI calculator to customise your plan
- plan your meals
- make healthier food choices
- get more active and burn more calories
- record your activity and progress
Don’t worry, the app makes it easy for you - just take it one week at a time. Let’s make "one day" today!
Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
If you are at high risk of type 2 diabetes, you may be eligible for the free NHS Healthier You service, which will help you:
- eat more healthily
- lose weight
- get more physically active
Take this quick and easy test to find out if you are at risk of type 2 diabetes: check your risk score.
Did you know?
Small changes (like swapping sugary drinks for water or ditching sugar from your tea) can make a big difference in the long term.
Other ways to lose weight
You may prefer using one of these weight loss plans. We have teamed up with them to create a special offer for you:
Other ways to get active
If you need some activity inspiration - we've rounded up a selection of free and paid-for online classes:
More ways to kickstart your health
If you want to improve other aspects of your wellbeing, we have more great free tools to support you:
Easy Meal app
Meal ideas, recipes, cooking tips.
Food Scanner app
Find out what's really in your food and drink.
Active 10 app
Track and build up your daily walks – start with 10 minutes every day!
Couch to 5K app
Running app for absolute beginners.
Did you know?
Veggies keep you full for longer. They are low in calories and high in fibre - they make great snacks too.
Why should I lose weight?
Gaining weight is often a gradual process - it happens over the years as a result of modern-day life and the odd unhealthy habit.
Extra weight causes fat to build up around vital organs, making it harder for the body to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now COVID-19.
If you are overweight or living with obesity, lowering your weight can help reduce your risk of developing serious diseases.
You can learn more about obesity, and get support, from Obesity UK, the leading charity dedicated to supporting people living with obesity.
Our health matters
Better Health - let's do this!
Video transcript: Our health matters
Wake up call.
Our health matters.
Truth is, extra weight piles on extra pressure, so it's harder to fight.
Fight cancer, fight heart disease, fight COVID-19.
It's time for a reset, restart, kickstart.
Let's do more, different, better.
Let’s wake up, get up and shake up.
Slip up, trip up, and go again.
For help and support to lose weight,
Go to nhs.uk/Better-Health.
Better Health, let's do this.
Better Health cannot provide individual dietary advice. If you, or someone you care for, have special dietary requirements, medical needs, or an eating disorder - please seek advice from a registered healthcare professional.