According to recent government data, 64% of adults in England are obese or overweight. And carrying too much fat - especially around the middle - impacts our health in many ways, increasing the risk of conditions such as high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Being obese or overweight can play a part in poor circulation, too.
Luckily, there are lots of achievable ways to lose weight - we’ll take a look at those later.
But first, let’s explore body fat and how it impacts health in more depth.