This page explores research into the health impacts of people being obese and overweight, and the ways in which public health bodies encourage people to live in a healthier way, including by walking and cycling more.
Being overweight or obese could cause around 700,000 new UK cancers by 2035
UK Health Forum, 7/01/16
There will be 700,000 new cancer cases in the UK by 2035 because of people being obese and overweight, with the health impacts costing the NHS an additional £2.5 billion a year.
Report: Easier said than done - why we struggle with health behaviours and what to do about it
RSA, UK, 22/12/15
Explores the reasons why people struggle to live in a way that they know is healthy, including through walking more.
Health Survey for England, 2014
Health & Social Care Information Centre, UK, 16/12/15
Around a quarter of adults in England were obese in 2014.