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  • Posted Jun 11, 2019

    Martin's Diabetes Story

    By Matt Fisher

    "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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  • Posted Jan 17, 2019

    Richard and Vikki's weight loss story

    By Matt Fisher

    North Dorset residents Vikki and Richard started their LiveWell journey back in 2016. As part of his rehab after an operation, his nurse suggested that Vikki and Richard contact us to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. We caught up with Vikki to hear their story:

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  • Posted Dec 14, 2018

    Go Dry this January

    By Matt Fisher

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  • Posted Dec 14, 2018

    Emma and Shaun's Dry January Story

    By Matt Fisher

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