FIRST STEP TO WEIGHT LOSS
- Published: Monday, 16 January 2017 15:42
Richmondshire residents that have resolved to improve their health and lose weight in 2017 can get help to take the first steps to success.
The free ‘Step by Step’ scheme delivered by Richmondshire District Council helps local people achieve great health results by showing them how to make small, long term changes to their diet and lifestyle. Improving diet and lifestyle - and maintaining a healthy weight - are proven to help prevent many health problems in later life.
The countywide initiative is now in its third year in the district – where it has already received over 600 referrals. They have covered everything from people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as those wanting to lose weight and shape up.
Many people who have completed the 12 week programme have seen weight loss of up to two stones - with huge loss of inches and body fat.
Anyone wanting to join the programme should visit their nurse, GP, dietician or other health professional and ask for a referral to the Step by Step scheme. The programme is available free of charge to residents of Richmondshire aged 18 and over who meet some essential criteria.