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GeneralJan 4, 2021

Public Health England unveils healthy lifestyle campaign for 2021

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a campaign to help adults develop healthier habits during the coming year.

Called Better Health new year, the campaign offers support through tools and apps, such as the updated NHS 12 Week Weight Loss app.

 

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Many people say they want to eat more healthily in the coming year

According to PHE, 28 per cent of adults in England are obese and 36 per cent are overweight. Evidence shows that being obese increases someone’s chance of being admitted to intensive care with Covid-19, compared to those with a healthy body mass index.

Unveiling the results of a survey conducted in England among more than 5,000 adults since the Covid-19 pandemic began, PHE said almost half (43 per cent) felt more motivated to make changes to their life than they did in the previous January.

Overall, seven in 10 (68 per cent) said they were motivated to make healthier lifestyle changes as a result of the coronavirus.

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