Weight Loss loose weight and improve your health

Barnton Pharmacy brings you a complete online resource to answer all your questions — check it out or call instore to speak to one of our pharmacists for further advice.

Remember the information provided here must never be used as an alternative to, or replacement for, advice given by a qualified medical professional.

Summary

    Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing serious health problems. The likelihood of developing cancer, coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis and stroke is greatly decreased if you maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly.

    Research has shown that on average, obesity reduces life expectancy by nine years. So if you think you are overweight or obese, it is important that you think about your current lifestyle and the changes you will need to make to help you lose weight.

    We all know it is difficult to lose weight and keep it off but there are many resources available to get you started and to assist you along the way.

    Ask in store for help with weight management. If you are seriously overweight and have other health problems, it is advisable to seek advice from your Doctor before beginning a weight management programme.

Useful links

  • NHS Choices
    Lots of essential weight loss advice and tips including a Body Mass Index (BMI) tool, real life stories, how to stay motivated and taking the 10,000 steps challenge. Visit NHS Choices »
  • Weight Concern
    Weight Concern is a registered charity committed to developing and researching new treatments for obesity. The website also provides the opportunity to chat to others who are going through the trials and tribulations of weight loss. Visit Weight Concern »
  • Weight Wise
    Weight wise is a website produced by the British Dietetic Association. Download useful tools such as a "weight loss diary" and access www.teenweightwise.com, a website aimed at young people. Visit Weight Wise »