Healthy Eating, Exercise and Obesity

The nation is getting fatter and the health problems are getting bigger with it. Advice is available on: www.foodfitness.org.uk

Health Eating

When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to getting it right. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. The ‘Eatwell Plate’ highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a well-balanced and healthy diet.

Exercise

Exercise is essential to maintain both mental and physical wellbeing. Being active in your daily life at every opportunity will play a key role in this.

NHS guidelines state that to stay healthy, adults aged 19-64 should try to be active
daily and should do: at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as
cycling or brisk walking every week, and. strength exercises on two or more days a
week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders
and arms)

For more information the NHS Live Well page.

If you are struggling with your weight and eating habits please make an appointment
to see a Nurse or a Health Care Assistant at the Surgery & they will be able to help
you.

Park Run

 

*All parkrun events are currently suspended due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)*

 

We are a Park Run practice!

 

What is Park Run?

Parkruns are free, weekly, community events held all around the world

5k events are held every Saturday morning in areas of open space

2k junior parkruns for 4-14 year olds and their families are held on Sunday mornings

 

Why join a Park Run?

Over 850 locations across UK

Organised by local volunteer teams

Walk, run, jog, volunteer or spectate – take part in any way that suits you

You can learn new skills and enhance your health and happiness in the great outdoors

Make new friends, feel part of your local community and improve your fitness

Open to all, including those who are inactive or have health conditions or disabilities

 

Park Runs in Bath

Bath Skyline parkrun

Every Saturday at 9:00am

The event takes place at ‘Free Fields’, North Road/Claverton Down Road (opposite Shaft Road), Bath

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/bathskyline/

 

Bath Odd Down junior parkrun

A 2k event for juniors only (4-14 year olds)

Every Sunday at 9:00am

The event takes place at Odd Down Sports Ground, Chelwood Drive, Bath, BA2 2PR

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/bathodddown-juniors/