We are pleased to have worked with both the Public Sector Executive and National Health Executive to highlight the importance of maintaining a healthy weight during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown 2.0!
The well-established relationship between the prevalence of chronic disease and excess weight and obesity has long been a cause for concern in public health. Obesity is associated with reduced life expectancy, and lower quality of life. But the realisation that being obese also leads to an increased risk of experiencing adverse outcomes from COVID-19 has catapulted the issue of successful weight management strategies to the top of the agenda—particularly as the UK approaches winter, and a second wave of the pandemic.
Our digital platform—Digital Shapeup4Life—is available on both iOS and Android, and provides continuous on-demand support for those aged ≥18 years, with a bespoke assessment at the start and end of the programme. The system evaluates data on behavioural changes and success, and working online removes the traditional barriers of face-to-face services while maintaining quality. The programme is adaptable to suit individual areas, and can be tailored for differing regions and requirements.