People in Staffordshire who want to work towards a healthier weight are being reminded that help is at hand.
The Better Health Staffordshire campaign is being delivered by Staffordshire County Council and health partner Everyone Health Staffordshire.
Free telephone advice and support, face-to-face and virtual appointments are being made available to people living in Staffordshire. To be eligible for the service, people must be aged 18 or over and have:
- a BMI of 28+ with a long-term medical condition, or
- a BMI of 30+ without
The support includes free weekly sessions with 45 minutes of exercise and 45 minutes of nutritional advice, for people to learn more about eating healthily and creating long-term healthy eating habits.
The Staffordshire-wide campaign ties in with the national Better Health campaign which re-launched in the summer after research showed that 41% of adults in England had put on weight since the first lockdown in March 2020.
Last year Everyone Health Staffordshire supported thousands of people to manage their weight. Losing just 5% off your body weight can seriously reduce the chances of heart disease and could make all the difference in preventing treatable heart conditions.
Those eligible for the support can find out more on the Everyone Health Staffordshire website.
Anyone interested in reaching a healthy weight can also get general advice and support on the free NHS App. Search ‘NHS Weight Loss Plan’ in your app store.