The BBC has recently reported that, on average, people have gained approximately half a stone in weight during the last 18 months or so of the pandemic. This information came from a survey of 5,000 people, conducted by Public Health England. The responses suggested lockdowns and disrupted daily routines have made it challenging for people to eat healthily, and keep fit.
As well as the visible effects of weight gain, fat can also build up around vital organs which makes it harder for the body to fight against diseases such as cancer and heart disease. For that reason, Public Health England has recommended a summer fitness drive, including small and simple changes to your lifestyle and diet.
At Stephensons, we are taking the advice of the Public Health Minister, Jo Churchill, and making it easier for people to adopt a healthier lifestyle that works for them. We have set up a new initiative to help our colleagues come together to make a healthy life choice. The new run club will be out pounding the pavements in all weathers. Look out for us, and if you see us, give us a wave!