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Now's the time

Take your next right step

‘When all this is over…’ are words we often find ourselves repeating. Yet here's an opportunity; now's the time to take control of our healthy living goals.

We don't have to return to old habits and hang-ups. We don't have to succumb to food, alcohol, nicotine etc. for momentary relief. While we’ve been forced to hit the stop button, that doesn't stop us from hitting the start button. Let's change our tomorrow, today. 

When we pause and take some time to think about what we are doing we often make better choices. Do I need that extra helping? Can I go for another hour without that snack? Can I have one less sugar in my tea? Can I get out for a daily brisk walk?

New Normal

As lockdown begins to ease, so will our return to old ways of working, living and thinking. In the rush to return to normal, ask yourself; which parts of normal are worth turning back to? What parts of normal are worth turning your back on? Now’s the time to turn this unplanned opportunity into something good. Our tendency will be to return to comforting go-to habits.

What were your pre-lockdown defaults? What are you rushing back to? What can we turn towards instead?

We're not out of the woods yet

Coronavirus remains the silent and invisible threat to our health and wellbeing. Now, more than ever is an important time to maintain and take steps to improve our health. There are no two ways about it: obesity-related conditions worsen the effect of coronavirus. People with heart disease and diabetes are at higher risk of coronavirus complications. What can you do? Could you shed some pounds; get your body moving and heart beating; or quit smoking?

Use the disruption we're experiencing as an opportunity for transformation. Habits are easier to change when they’ve already been disrupted. Now’s the time to break the habit of a lifetime. Register with us today to learn how we can support your next step.

Here's how it works:

  1. Register: Complete this short lifestyle assessment. Calls us if you'd prefer to register over the phone.
  2. Talk: Let's chat about how we can help your next right step. Join Our LiveWell Facebook group for community support.
  3. Choose: There's lots of support on offer. You could try one to one telephone coaching, weight-loss vouchers*, or a stop-smoke pack through your door. 
Don't go it alone. With our backing, you're much more likely to take that next right step. 


Can't do becomes can do

There are lots of things we can’t do right now. Let’s transform our can’t dos into can dos. Alex used the constriction of lockdown to make it the time he took control of smoking. Jane used lockdown to start a new routine of twice-weekly fitness classes; her new normal.

Your next right thing

In the words of Anna, from Frozen 2, “just do the next right thing"!

‘Just do the next right thing… Take a step, step again... I won't look too far ahead... But break it down to this next breath, this next step... This next choice is one that I can make’

Don’t look too far ahead but break your goal down into smaller, simpler milestones. Set yourself a challenge. Maureen walked 25 miles in a month for her Race at Your Pace challenge – as they say ‘a 12-minute mile is just as far as a 6-minute mile’! Commit to show up to an online video workout regularly or try virtual Park Yoga for free each Sunday morning from your living room.

Then I'll make the choice to hear that voice, and do the next right thing.

Keep your distance

Lockdown may be easing but we must still keep our distance. We can exercise outside of our home, yet we must stay 2 meters away from anyone we don't live with. It's still best to stay local to your home. 

Share your commitment

When you voluntarily share your next right step, you increase your chances of following through. Share your commitment with your family, friends or Our LiveWell Facebook group


Your next step to LiveWell

If you are new to LiveWell Dorset, welcome. We support adults in Dorset to take steps to a happier and healthier life. Our free advice and coaching is provided by your council.

Pick up the phone if there’s anything we can do to support you. You can call us on freephone 0800 840 1628. Register to receive our support. Once you’ve registered we’ll call to discuss your next step to LiveWell.


*you'll need to meet eligibility criteria. Find out more.

How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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When you register with LiveWell Dorset, we ask you some questions about you and your health (how much you smoke, how active you are, how much you drink and how much you weigh). We store that information and use it to shape our service offer to you – such as the advice we give or the extra services we connect you to. The only people who will see this information will be those involved in the delivery of the service and management of the data. If you would like to use extra services (such as slimming clubs and pharmacies) we have to share this information with them. For us to be able to put you in touch with these services, we must have your consent to share that information with the service (we’ll ask for that later, when if you sign up for extra services).

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