Making changes to what you eat or your activity levels can be life changing and there are lots of tools out there to help you reach your goals. Some people find using an app or digital resource a helpful source of motivation and support. Below you will find links to a range of online resources, websites and apps so that you can find the right ones for you. You can choose to use these by yourself, with the support of a friend or alongside other help that you are receiving.

If you are concerned about your weight or your health, it is important to seek advice from your GP before changing your eating or activity patterns.  

Dietary Resources

NHS One You - guidance, resources and support for losing weight, moving more and eating well. 

Free NHS Weight Loss Plan - a 12 week programme using a smartphone app focusing on healthier eating habits and being active.

Counterweight: The leaders in long-term weight loss and type 2 diabetes remission - private service for support for weight management or diabetes remission.

MyFitnessPal - a free food and activity tracker which can link with other popular fitness apps and provide support through an online forum & community. 

Nutracheck - customisable food diary and exercise tracker which uses a database of over 300,000 UK food products and barcode scanning. This app has a fee. 

Physical Activity Resources

NHS One You - Plenty of online resources here to help you incorporate more movement in your day.

Activity Alliance - Resources to support physical activity for disabled adults . 

Active 10 -  Free and easy walking tracking app that monitors your walking and supports you to increase the intensity to benefit your health.

Map My Run - Log any kind of workout and get feedback on duration, distance, pace and more. 

Couch to 5K - Grab your trainers and follow the step-by-step audio instructions to get from the couch to running 5K in 9 weeks. You could work up to take part in a weekly Park Run in Guernsey.

Nike Training Club - A library of free workouts including flexibility, strength and cardio, ranging from 5 to 60 minutes and suitable for home, in the gym or outside. 

British Heart Foundation - 10-minute living room workout - A simple 10-minute workout which can be done from your living room.

Moving Medicine Bed based exercises - A booklet of bed-based exercises.

Moving Medicine Chair exercises - A booklet of seated exercises.

Moving Medicine standing exercises - A booklet of standing exercises.

Everybody Moves - Inclusive, easy to access online workouts.

Asics Movement for Mind - A coordinated and progressive programme consisting of 16, 30 minute sessions over 8 weeks helping you be more aware of your body and mind. Options to walk or run.

Local Support

Guernsey Mobility Lets Go -  We are a small activity group that we started 8+ years ago. We meet up once a week to play activities like softball tennis, bowling, catch, discus and football. We have a Mini Olympics once a month to test our strength and our abilities.We include people of any age and any ability and you don’t have to be in a wheelchair to take part. 

Guernsey Disability Swimming -  A Guernsey company limited by guarantee set up to provide facilities to enable people with a range of disabilities to swim under a protective, secure environment in which coaching and close supervision is offered.Weekly hire of Beau Sejour swimming pool for exclusive use by GDS for one hour commencing at 6.00pm. Volunteers are also on hand to take disabled swimmers from changing room to poolside where help is needed and to offer coaching when swimming. 

Guernsey parkrun -  A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Every Saturday at 9am. 

Ramblers wellbeing Walks -  These walks are suitable for anyone who wants to get a little fitter with a group of like-minded people. Walks are free and take approximately half an hour, ending at various cafés where walkers are able to sit down for refreshments and a chat. Some walks change with the seasons in order to give an exciting change in scenery throughout the year. 

Guernsey walking netball - Walking Netball is a slower version of the game we all love; it is netball, but at a walking pace. People enjoy Walking Netball for the fun, laughter and camaraderie the social session brings, as much as the health benefits on offer. 

Guernsey walking football - Walking football can help people lose weight, help prevent loneliness and positively affect overall mental and physical health.  Walking football has become increasingly popular over the last few years - and for good reason. Aimed at adults over 50 (although age inclusive), walking football has social, mental and physical health benefits. 

Guernsey sports commission directory - Find sports/local clubs 

Psychology Support

This series of psychology talks from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Weight Management are designed to help you learn skills and techniques that with practice can help you to cope with areas that can affect your weight management. Topics include overcoming your inner critic, motivation for weight loss, stress and taking control of over eating.

NHS One You - advice, practical tips and plenty of help and support if you're stressed, anxious, low or struggling to sleep.

Healthy Minds - a local service offering short-term therapeutic interventions for adults aged 17 plus who have mild to moderate anxiety and depression. Their website also links to other online resources. 

Don't forget to also check out our Eat Well @ Home and Be Active @ Home pages for more ideas and support

The Health Improvement Commission for Guernsey and Alderney LBG offers these links as educational resources and not as endorsement. The Health Improvement Commission is not responsible for the content of the linked websites, or changes to them, and you should review the third party's terms and conditions, privacy and data protection policies.


Key Contact

Ellie Gould Team - Healthier Weight Lead & Dietitian