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Health Matters - Re-Shape Health Programme

Health Matters - Re-Shape Health Programme
30 May 2018

Dr Mike Clark, clinical lead for health improvement at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, and GP with High Street Surgery, Macclesfield

There are so many simple steps that we could take to improve our health. We are often told to exercise, eat healthily and drink more water but what support is available for you to take better care of yourself?

Re-Shape is a weight management programme that offers practical, no-nonsense advice, helps you overcome barriers to weight loss, make sensible food choices and become more active. Supported by staff at leisure centres run by Everybody Sport & Leisure, you will be able to make sustainable improvements to your health.

Re-Shape is a free 12-week programme for people aged 18+ years, living in Cheshire East, who are overweight with a body mass index of 25 to 39.9. If you are at risk of, or are living with type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or other weight-related issues, this programme is particularly suitable for you.

Over the 12 weeks you will:

  • Get help to achieve your weight-loss goals
  • Find new ways to get active and learn why it’s important for your health
  • Attend a weekly group nutritional education session, followed by a led walk
  • Have access to a wide range of physical activity and exercise opportunities including swimming, gym, zumba, walking, aqua fit and much more
  • Learn about eating a healthy diet, portion sizes, food labels, healthier food choices and eating out
  • Take part in practical cookery classes to improve cooking skills, inspiring you to cook quick and healthy meals from scratch and look at ways to cook on a budget.

The Re-Shape sessions currently take place once a week as follows:

  • Monday at Crewe Lifestyle Centre at 2pm
  • Tuesday at Macclesfield Leisure Centre at 10am
  • Tuesday at Nantwich Swimming Pool at 2pm
  • Tuesday at Crewe Lifestyle Centre at 6.15pm
  • Wednesday at Holmes Chapel Community Centre at 6.15pm
  • Wednesday at Knutsford Leisure Centre at 2pm
  • Thursday at Macclesfield Leisure Centre at 2pm

If you can choose which of these sessions suits your diary best, you will need to attend for 12 consecutive weeks. You will be weighed each week and offered advice on healthy eating and lifestyle. You will also get a 12-week pass to use Everybody’s leisure facilities including pools, classes and gyms. It is a rolling programme so you are best to start when you have 12 consecutive weeks clear in your diary.

For more information, including advice on calculating your BMI, call 01625 383943 or email ebhealthy@everybody.org.uk.