Formula One technology is helping people beat the bulge. Engineers from the McLaren motor racing team have taken a system normally used to collect information about cars on the racetrack and have turned it into a way of monitoring the way our body burns through energy.
A pilot scheme has just been launched in Suffolk, with doctors and researchers are hoping it could be a new weapon in the battle against obesity.
For racing drivers like Lewis Hamilton keeping fit and healthy is an essential part of the job - and there's a team of people helping him do exactly that.
The McLaren F1 team are using telemetry technology that is normally used to collect data about the racing cars to instead monitor how many calories a person burns throughout the day. It is being tested on 90 patients at Stowhealth GP surgery in Stowmarket.
In England most people are overweight or obese. That includes 61.9% of all adults, 28% children are also classed as overweight. Obesity costs the NHS more than £5 billion every year.
It's hoped this study will encourage participants to make healthier lifestyle choices.