If you don’t eat enough food and you become underweight, you may not be getting all the nutrients you need from your diet. If you become overweight or obese, you are more likely to suffer from health problems. These include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, joint problems and some cancers.
You can check whether you or your family members are a healthy weight for your height by using the NHS BMI calculator.
It is estimated that more than half of our local population are overweight or obese (58.7% in Bournemouth, 57.6% in Poole and 62.4% in Dorset). Roughly a third of these overweight people are classified as obese.
For more information about how LiveWell Dorset can help, contact 0800 8401628 or visit LiveWell Dorset.