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Active Lifestyles

We're working with health partners, schools, communities and workplaces to support people to maintain and develop healthy lifestyles. 

Our Active Lifestyles programme, funded in partnership with Lancashire County Council, is targeted at adults who want to start to make healthier choices regarding their weight and activity levels.

 

Want to achieve a healthy weight?

If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 26-45 and are at least 18 years old, our Active Lifestyles weight management programme is for you. Our aim is to give you advice and support for you need to lose weight and feel great!

Making changes to your diet and getting more active improves both your physical and mental wellbeing. We can give you the knowledge, motivation and supportive environment to put you on the right track.

Following a consultation with our Active Lifestyles advisor, we will discuss how our programme can support you. You'll be invited to take part in a 7-week programme of group sessions offering information, advice and support on how to achieve a healthy, balanced diet, get more active and break bad habits.

These friendly and informal sessions will be in small groups and run in accordance with up-to-date Coronavirus guidance.

Even after you've concluded our initial programme, we'll still be there for you to help keep you on track and will check in with you for a catch-up each month for a full year. You'll also be able to join others on the programme in offering each other peer support and sharing your own experiences in order to lose weight and feel great!

 

About You

To be eligible for the Active Lifestyles weight management programme, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have a Body Mass Index (BMI) score of 26-45. You can work out your BMI by using this official NHS BMI calculator.

Unfortunately, this programme is unsuitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have:

  • a diagnosed eating disorder
  • an underlying medical condition contributing to obesity
  • significant comorbidity or complex needs identified by a GP or healthcare professional

If you fall into any of these categories, please speak to your GP or a Healthcare practitioner for relevant support.

 

How to get involved...

In most cases, your GP or Healthcare practitioner will refer you to our programme after a conversation with them. If you haven't already, please speak to them about setting up a referral meeting, in order for them to complete our referral form.

Alternatively, you can email sports@southribble.gov.uk to discuss a self-referral.

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