Have you ever tried to lose weight, get active, drink less alcohol or quit smoking? It’s tough isn’t it? Seven in ten of us have two or more unhealthy habits. Two thirds of us are trying to lose weight most of the time. You are not alone! Making a healthy lifestyle change is not easy. Switching bad habits with healthy ones is tough.
Daily, we hear stories of our clients overcoming mountains to healthy lifestyle. More than 20,000 people in Dorset have received our support to make a lifestyle change. This week, as well as celebrating these stories, we’re inviting you to create your own healthy living profile in our new online resource, My LiveWell.
Working mum Natalie, juggled managing her weight with getting active and family life. She overcame by joining a weight loss program and incorporated couch to 5k with her regular dog walk.
Department manager Ivan faced high blood pressure and was at risk of diabetes due to his desk job and unhealthy eating habits. He overcame by walking to work, swimming and learning to cook new healthy recipes.
Mum and daughter duo Lynette and Maureen wanted to lose weight and quit smoking. While they didn’t reach their weight loss goal last year, they are free from cigarettes and are now focusing on losing weight. They’ve switched spending pounds on cigs with losing them in weight.
Keen photographer Owen’s eyesight was at risk due to type 2 diabetes. Weighing 18 stone, he struggled to walk up hills, often becoming out of breath and having to stop. Owen has lost 5 stone and no longer takes medicine to control his diabetes.
“My clothes are too big and I have had to buy new ones! My life has been transformed in the last six months.”
My LiveWell places healthy living tips and tricks at your fingertips: After completing a short healthy lifestyle assessment, you’ll create your own profile. Record your steps to success by updating your progress. Discover groups and activities on your doorstep with the Activity Finder. Switch out bad habits for healthy ones with the Habit Hacker.
Not only that, but you’ll have the backing of our team and Our LiveWell to encourage you on your journey to healthy living.
Making a lifestyle change is possible. We are here for you. Take your next step to LiveWell by registering today.
"The LiveWell team are amazing. Every time I speak to them, they are so helpful. Having someone on the end of the phone is an amazing boost."