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Could This New Year See A New You?

A Nuneaton and Bedworth charity is
encouraging people to make some positive changes to their life.

If you piled on the pounds in 2016, The
Healthy Living Network can help with their community based Weight Buster
sessions.

Held on a weekly basis at a number of
community venues in the borough, people can turn up when they want to get
weighed.

Led by nutritionally aware staff, there
are also discussions around what you are eating, recipes and one to one
support.

Hannah Wischhusen is one of the Weight
Management Officers. She says “Now is a great time to come and meet us. If you
made a new year’s resolution to lose weight, we are here to help.  All of our groups are friendly and relaxed.
There is no pressure, we want to support you make some healthy changes to your lifestyle”


One of the classes is held at the Newtown
Centre in Nuneaton on Wednesday mornings 11.15 – 12.

John Pagett has been going to the group
for the last year and has lost a staggering two stone.



He says “I saw an advert in the
paper.  My wife is diabetic and needed to
lose weight as well, so we decided to go along together. As well as the weigh
in, we get lots of advice on what to eat. Each week I feel motivated, knowing I
have a weigh in coming up each week.

Weight Buster groups focus on healthy
eating and exercising. There are no diet plans to follow. The information given
out follows guidelines from the British Heart Foundation.

The sixty nine year old added “I walk
my dog a lot and now have a monitor that records how many steps I take in a
day. I have also made a lot of small changes, which I learnt about in Weight Busters.
Just cutting out biscuits and cake with my coffee has really helped.”

There are no upfront costs or
membership fees. All that is asked is a three pound donation at each session.

John from Stockingford says “I would definitely
recommend going to one of the classes to see what it is like. I get loads of
advice and encouragement. Hannah is really good, enthusiastic and committed to
the group.”

Weight Busters is supported by Fitter
Futures who offer twelve weeks free for people with a body mass index of over
thirty or over twenty eight if they have a medical condition.  

Hannah says “John has done brilliantly.
By making a few small changes to what he eats and sticking to it he has seen
positive results. We hope more people will come and join our classes in 2017
and see that they can change their lives for the better as well. We are starting
a new class on Thursday 12th January 10 – 12 at the CHESS centre in
Camphill. Everyone is welcome to come along. We will work out their BMI and
talk to them about moving forward with their weight.

The Healthy Living Network runs other
Weight Buster sessions across Warwickshire. For a full list of classes, you can
go to www.hln.btck.co.uk.

For more information about the classes or
to have a chat about how we can help you, you can give Hannah a call on 02476
322048 or 07876 335946 or you can email hannah.wischhusen@swft.nhs.uk.

 

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