Healthy weight

You can get help and advice about your weight, but before you make any major changes to you lifestyle speak to your GP, practice nurse or school nurse.

Resources

For local opportunities, online tools and self help access the following useful resources -

Physical activity

Find out about local leisure provision at Hull Culture and Leisure

Visit the Active Humber website to find local clubs and activities

Fit mums offer a buddy system to support new participants into exercise.

Access the Fit Mums website to find out more about fitness for the whole family

You can walk, jog run or volunteer with parkrun at their free, fun and friendly 5km events every weekend in Hull.

Visit the Parkrun website to register or find out more

Local activities are available for pregnant and new mums.

Find Us Mums on Facebook

Discover new walking routes with the Hull based walking app.

Access the Walkit website to find routes in Hull

A 10 minute brisk walk everyday can make a difference. You can track your walks using the Active 10 walking tracker.

Visit the NHS website for more information

You can get up and running in just nine weeks with Couch to 5k app.

Access the NHS website to learn more

Get your children active with 10 minute bursts of fun with Change4Life's shake ups.

Visit the Change4Life NHS website

Nutrition

Practical healthy cooking on a budget courses and HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young) parenting courses across Hull.

Find the Healthy Lifestyle team on Facebook

Get a whole host of food facts, ideas and recipes from Change4Life to help the whole family make healthy lifestyle changes.

Discover healthy family changes on the Change4Life NHS website

Learn how to live well with ideas on the NHS Live Well website.

Access the NHS Live Well website

There are lots of healthy meal ideas with the Easy Meals app.

Visit the NHS website to learn more

Weight loss support

Weight loss motivation, diet tips and weight loss transformations for men.

Access the Man v Fat website to find out more

Additional support is also available through social prescribing.

Visit Connect Well Hull to find out more

Commercial weight loss sessions.

Weight loss for the very overweight

If you are an adult and have a body mass index (BMI) of over 40+ (or 35+ with additional illnesses) or a child at 98+ centile on the growth chart there is a specialist weight management service in Hull called Weightwise. This is only available through a GP or school nurse referral.

Visit the City Health Care Partnership website to find out about Weightwise for adults

Access the City Health Care Partnership website to find out about Weightwise Extra for children

Support available for Health Professionals

If you are a health professional and would like some support on how to help patients with their weight, access the links above. For information targeted towards your role access the guidelines and online training.

Visit the GOV.UK website to learn more about the UK physical activity guidelines

Access the Royal College of GPs website to find out more about obesity and malnutrition online training

Visit the GOV.UK website to find out more about child weight managment

Further support for health care professionals based in GP practices is available on the Hull Clinical Commissioning Group Pathway Information Portal (PIP) and includes these details and how and where to refer if needed.