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Five tips to improve men's health

Face-to-face sessions on lifestyle changes

Healthy Lifestyle Healthy Mind

More help is being made available to men in Leicestershire looking to lose weight, exercise more and eat more healthily.

Leicestershire County Council’s Men’s Weight Management service is setting up new face-to-face sessions where men can get support from experts - and each other - as they improve their lifestyles.

It is hoped that by meeting others, making healthier decisions, and changing long-term habits and behaviour, people will develop confidence and enjoy life-changing health benefits.

Held in partnership with Active Leicestershire, Men’s Weight Management is offering a free, 12-week programme, delivered locally in group sessions with a mixture of workshops and sessions of manageable physical activity.

A specialist health and wellbeing coach, sports trainers and nutritionists have developed the programme that aims to be interactive and introduce imaginative food ideas.

Leading a healthy and active lifestyle is a priority at any time, but it holds particular importance during the current pandemic.

Being active and eating a balanced diet can go a long way towards helping us to stay physically, mentally, and emotionally well.

The introduction of Men’s Weight Management will allow our male residents across the county to access reliable, nutrition-led information and advice on achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, lifestyle and outlook.”

Health and wellbeing coach, Amarjeet Singh said: “I am excited to deliver the Men’s Weight Management to support men in Leicestershire on their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

“This innovative and dynamic programme provides an opportunity for the men of Leicestershire to take a pride in their health and wellbeing by learning new skills, meeting new people and having a whole lot of fun along the way.”

Men’s Weight Management is suitable for men aged 16 and over.

Other programmes are available through Weight Management Leicestershire, including specialist services suitable for pregnant women and families with children.

Leicestershire residents interested in joining one of Weight Management Leicestershire’s weight loss programmes can self-refer by visiting www.leicestershirewms.co.uk .

Alternatively, anyone looking for advice on healthy eating or adaptable recipe suggestions can call the service on 0116 305 0730 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Five top tips to improve your health:

  • To achieve a healthy weight and improved health, you have to want to do it and know you can achieve it and that you deserve it;
  • Understand what your motivations are and what your barriers are, and why. This will help to create a plan that is right for you;
  • Find the fun in fitness. There are many different types of exercise and it is always worth choosing to partake in ones you enjoy; whether it’s team sports, cardio, weightlifting, classes or walking with friends;
  • Understand that some things take time. With the Men’s Weight Management team behind you, you will notice the small changes and celebrate the big wins;
  • Be kind to yourself. Not every day will be easy, but Men’s Weight Management will give you the confidence to carry on. Support will be available throughout the programme and beyond.

 

 

 

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