Boris Johnson opens up over his own battle with weight loss

Boris Johnson has launched the Government’s new “Better Health Strategy” campaign to tackle obesity, telling the nation if they protect their health “you’ll be protecting the NHS”.

In a video posted online the Prime Minister said he has lost more than a stone since he went into intensive care with coronavirus, admitting: “I was too fat.”

He urged people to join him in a morning run, promising “the rest of the day will be a breeze” compared to the exertions, adding: “You feel much better.”

The Prime Minister added that the campaign is “not excessively bossy or nannying” – he hopes.

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