Live Longer Wales - a social action season
Head of English Language Programmes and Services, BBC Cymru Wales
Our waistlines are bulging often with alarming consequences. Over half the population of Wales is now classed as overweight with about a quarter in the obese category.
The results of this weight gain are increasing levels of ill health in the population at large with a heightened risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure among the unwelcome medical conditions we suffer.
And there are other consequences too like the problems of impaired mobility or the yo-yo dieting that can follow on from the crippling feeling of having a supposed inadequate body-image.
Live Longer Wales is a social action season in which we try and get at the causes of this weight-gain phenomenon and take a constructive, non-finger-wagging look at what might be done.
Live Longer Wales season trail
Across radio and television, in Welsh and in English, a host of programmes from our big strands including Wales Today and Good Morning Wales join up with specially commissioned content to take a forensic look at the problem and provide us with more than a few tips as to what solutions might work. There is also a survey that gauges the attitude of the Welsh people on all the main talking points.
And our Interactive and Learning team will be providing back-up information online, from what exercise you should take weekly to how to rustle up a quick, healthy meal instead of a greasy takeaway.
Is it simply a question of getting off your backside, being more active and eating less or is it more complicated than that?
Live Longer Wales is a new season of programmes from BBC Cymru Wales throughout October on TV, radio and online.