[/news/boris_johnson/index.html Boris Johnson] today admitted he was 'too fat' when he was hospitalised with [/news/coronavirus/index.html coronavirus] as the Prime Minister launched the Government's new anti-obesity drive.
Mr Johnson said that since his recovery from the deadly illness he has focused on getting fitter by going on morning runs with his dog Dilyn.
He is urging the nation to follow his lead, insisting the Government's 'better health strategy' will help people to 'bring their weight down' and better protect the NHS.
However, he insisted ministers will not be 'excessively bossy or nannying' in telling people what to do.
The Prime Minister's comments came as Health Secretary Matt Hancock said if overweight adults were to lose five pounds in weight it could save the NHS £100 million.
Boris Johnson said he was 'too fat' before he was hospitalised with coronavirus and dietproductions.pageride.com that he had now lost more than a stone since his illness
The Prime Minister said morning runs with his dog Dilyn had helped him to lose weight and improve his fitness
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