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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!

Better Health weight loss app

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.

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:

BMI Calculator

Check your body mass index (BMI).

Check your BMI

How Are You? quiz

Take this quiz for tips on looking after your health.

Take the quiz

Easy Meal app

Meal ideas, recipes, cooking tips.

Food Scanner app

Find out what's really in your food and drink.

Download the Food Scanner app on the App Store
Download the Food Scanner app on Google Play

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.

Download the Couch to 5K app on the App Store
Download the Couch to 5K app on Google Play

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.

Dietary advice

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.