A Slimming World leader in Swindon is calling on adults in the town to take time to think about their health and wellbeing as part of a new government campaign that says it’s never too late to make a change.
Slimming World are the official partners in Public Health England’s new One You campaign, which aims to support adults to make simple changes towards a healthier and happier life, providing motivational support and encouragement every step of the way.
Heather Clark, who runs Slimming World groups in Taw Hill and Redhouse, said: “One You is about helping adults take time out of their busy lives to think about their own health and wellbeing. A few new healthy habits could be all it takes to live a longer, healthier and happier life.”
She believes that government’s renewed focus on public health has never been more vital as around one in four adults are obese. It is estimated that by 2034, this will increase to one in three.
As well as the serious physical health conditions obesity can lead to – from diabetes and raised blood pressure to the increased risk of heart disease and cancer – people who struggle with their weight often experience low confidence, poor self-esteem and mental ill-health.
Until 29 May, to celebrate its new partnership, Slimming World is offering free membership (saving £10) when new members sign up for a 12-week Countdown (12 weeks for the price of 10).
Get involved with One You on Slimming World’s website. Look for ‘How are You?’ and fill in the quick and easy quiz to help people recognise the things they can do to improve their health in the long term, from eating well to moving more or being smoke free to drinking less.
Heather can be contacted at 07816 860840. To join Slimming World group drop into your nearest group or call a consultant first. See the advert below or go to www.slimmingworld.co.uk for groups in other areas