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Public Health Cornwall to run free weight loss courses
11:21am Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
Public Health Cornwall will be running free local courses designed to help people control their weight, and improve their health.
The free 12-week programme will be run at venues across Cornwall and anyone is welcome to attend.
They have an emphasis on healthy eating and increasing physical activity with courses for kids aged seven to 13 and their families, teens aged 13 to 17, college age young people and adults.
The courses are set to start in the autumn, and again in January 2014, and booking is essential as places will fill quickly.
A spokesman said: "The sessions provide an opportunity to learn about preparing healthy meals and about getting more active with practical simple circuits. The simple circuit activity sessions are suitable for anyone who would benefit from being more physically active and improving their health. Each session is led by a qualified instructor who will adapt and modify the exercises for the individual. The sessions are great for meeting new people in a fun and friendly environment.
"Health Promotion Advisors are also available to give helpful advice on healthy eating, sensible portion sizes, making sense of food labels and overcoming any barriers to losing weight.
Felicity Owen, Director of Public Health, says, “These courses have been run for several years by the Healthy Weight Team, and we are pleased to be offering another selection of dates and venues for the Autumn and Spring terms. There is a good success rate with the majority of previous course attendees losing weight, reducing their BMI and reducing their waist measurement. Being and staying a healthy weight can improve your health in many ways including reducing the risk of conditions like heart disease, diabetes or cancer as well as raising energy levels and improving confidence.”
To find details of venues, dates and times, visit www.cornwallhealthyweight.org.uk or call 01209 310062.
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