A NEW campaign aimed at encouraging adults to get healthier has been launched.
The initiative, which forms part of the Change4Life campaign, encourages adults to make simple changes to improve their lifestyles.
These include eating more fruit and vegetables, cutting down on fatty foods and being more active.
This, say health expects, will help them lead longer, healthier lives – and lose that unwanted spare tyre!
Dr Judith Hooper, director of public health for NHS Kirklees and Kirklees Council, said: “It’s not just kids who are at risk of becoming obese and increasing their chances of getting diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
“We need to help adults achieve and maintain a healthy weight too.
“If we took no actions, forecasts suggested that by 2050 only one in 10 of the adult population could be a healthy weight.
“Change4Life is much more than a campaign. It is a mission to encourage people to eat well, move more and live longer.”
As the government-led campaign enters its second year, local health bosses are seeing the impact it is having on families.
Dr Hooper added: “These might be simple swaps, like switching from full-fat to skimmed milk or walking instead of travelling by car or bus.
“But they all contribute to our goal of reducing obesity.”
For help on getting healthier: www.healthyweight4kirklees.nhs.uk