You can get help and advice about your weight, but before you make any major changes to your lifestyle speak to your GP, practice nurse or school nurse.
For local opportunities, online tools and self help access the following useful resources -
Fit mums offer a buddy system to support new participants into exercise.
You can walk, jog run or volunteer with parkrun at their free, fun and friendly 5 km events every weekend in Hull.
Local activities are available for pregnant and new mums.
Discover new walking routes with the Hull based walking app.
A 10 minute brisk walk every day can make a difference. You can track your walks using the Active 10 walking tracker.
You can get up and running in just nine weeks with Couch to 5k app.
Get your children active with 10 minute bursts of fun with Change4Life's shake ups.
Practical healthy cooking on a budget courses and HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young) parenting courses across Hull.
Get a whole host of food facts, ideas and recipes from Change4Life to help the whole family make healthy lifestyle changes.
Learn how to live well with ideas on the NHS Live Well website.
There are lots of healthy meal ideas with the Easy Meals app.
Weight loss support
Weight loss motivation, diet tips and weight loss transformations for men.
Additional support is also available through social prescribing.
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.
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.
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.