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  • Posted Jun 17, 2019

    Lyn's Take Twelve Story

    By Matt Fisher

    "I've always had a problem with weight. I managed to lose four stone and drop some dress sizes nearly a decade ago through healthy eating and exercise. But then a relationship came to an end and I started over-eating and drinking again." Read her story.

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  • Posted Jun 12, 2019

    Lisa's stop-smoke story

    By Matt Fisher

    Lisa was ready to quit. She registered with us and shared her first post in Our LiveWell in February 2019. Apprehensive about the journey ahead, we celebrated her commitment to quit and supported her take her next steps. Here's her story.

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  • Posted Jun 12, 2019

    Jane's Take Twelve Story

    By Matt Fisher

    "I set my goal to complete 10,000 steps a day. I'd taken part in Beat the Street, saw Take Twelve and thought I'd give it a go! It's been the kick start for me to take care of my health."

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  • Posted Jun 11, 2019

    Martin's Diabetes Story

    By Matt Fisher

    "Back in June 2017, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes - that was the kick I needed to take sort my unhealthy habits out"

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  • Posted Apr 29, 2019

    Guys' Guide to Weight-loss Groups

    By Matt Fisher

    “Weighing more than 18 stone; my diabetes was out of control, I had high blood pressure and found it hard to walk up hills. I was on medication for diabetes and I took statins to control my blood pressure, but it wasn’t enough."

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  • Posted Apr 11, 2019

    Kirstie's parkrun story

    By Matt Fisher

    "In the space of a year, I've gone from trying my first parkrun to being three weeks away from running the London Marathon!"

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