6 out of 10 adults nationally and in Wiltshire are reported to be overweight. This page is for adults living in Wiltshire to have clear and consistent messages about healthy weight and to know what support is available to help working towards a healthy weight.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is widely recognised as a suitable measure for underweight, healthy weight, overweight and obese. Use the NHS BMI calculator to work out your own BMI to then see below what support is available for you.
Being a healthy weight is important to reduce your risks of weight related diseases, such as high blood pressure, stroke, cancers, heart disease as well as mobility problems.
It is never too late to get support for your weight despite how many attempts you may have made previously – don’t give up!
Being above a healthy weight increases the risks of many diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some forms of cancer. A healthy lifestyle which includes regular physical activity and a healthy balanced diet will help reduce these risk factors.
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What support is available for adults?
Wiltshire Council offer free 12 week vouchers for residents in Wilthsire meeting the referral criteria to access either Slimming World or Weight Watchers. You will need to speak to your GP to see if you meet the criteria and gain access to the free vouchers. For people who do not meet the criteria you can also access these services through funding it yourself.