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A rise over the past few decades in the number of people who are overweight or obese as well as those with chronic disease has been linked to two important lifestyle factors: the food we eat and how active we are.

When it comes to diet, the amount of calories (or food energy) that we take in compared with the amount of energy we use is the biggest factor in whether or not we put on weight. For many people, the amount of energy they eat is much greater than the amount they use in their daily activity.

As well as this, foods that are being eaten are often high in fats, sugars and salt, and these can in their own way contribute to poor health and conditions such as or diabetes or heart disease, as well as health issues like tooth decay.

Eating well also influences your mental health and wellbeing. So while it’s important to enjoy our food, it’s also important that we give our bodies the nourishment it needs in the right quantities for what we do.