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North Somerset Health Trainers support Better Health

3:50pm - 27 July 2020
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As the UK government today launches its national Better Health campaign, North Somerset Council’s Health Trainers are ready to help people living with obesity in North Somerset.

Better Health is a major new adult campaign which aims to help people kick start and improve their health.

Statistics from Public Health England show that nearly two thirds of adults in the UK are overweight or living with obesity. This extra weight causes pressure to build up around vital organs, making it harder for the body to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now COVID-19. But the good news is there is local healthy lifestyle help available in North Somerset

North Somerset Health Trainers offer a free support service, providing tailored advice to help people achieve their health goals. They can help you lose weight, eat healthier, reduce your alcohol consumption, stop smoking and get more active.

Cllr Mike Bell, North Somerset Council's deputy leader whose portfolio includes health, said: "Coronavirus has made us all realise what’s really important to us – our family, friends and our health. For nearly all of us, coronavirus has meant that life has had to change and lockdown has shown us that we can make and sustain changes to our lifestyles.

“This is opportunity for a national reset moment and to really take our own health seriously. By reducing your weight to within a healthy range, you can cut your risk of being critically ill with COVID-19, and our Health Trainer service can help you with this.

“Throughout lockdown the team have continued to support people, helping them to lead healthier lifestyles, and it’s been fantastic to hear the real difference they’ve been making to people’s lives.

“It’s never too late to make a change and our Health Trainers can help you make changes that will stick – no fad diets, instead thinking about your health and the impact of the changes you make.

“If you’re someone who’s overweight at the moment, I’d really urge you to make that call and contact our Health Trainers. Even if you’ve tried to lose weight before and fallen back into old habits, our Health Trainers are there for you, to provide positive, non-judgemental, free support.”

If you would like to find out more or to book a telephone appointment to get started please call 01934 427 661, email health.trainers@n-somerset.gov.uk or visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/healthtrainers.