2,065 people have set Take Twelve goals. Together, let's start our journey to healthy living. The quest starts now! Changing a habit takes belief and confidence that you can and you will complete your goal. There will be ups and downs over the next twelve weeks – we're in this together.
Each week you'll receive an email with inspiration and information to guide you to your goal. You'll find personalised tools and tips in your My LiveWell profile. If you haven't yet created your profile, build it now.
How will you track your progress? Recording your steps to success in My LiveWell will encourage you. You'll also find it helpful to download a specific app or resource. Here's a menu to chose from:
Manage your weight:
Tracking your calories is an essential first step to managing weight. Calorie counting makes us mindful of what we eat. The NHS Weight Loss Plan is ideal for this. Food and activity charts will help you to record your daily activity and calorie consumption. Download the NHS Weight Loss Plan.
There are many calorie counting apps including MyFitnesPal. Easy Meals is a neat app to discover new recipes. The Change4Life Food Scanner is a handy guide for your weekly shop: uncover foods high in sugar, bad fats and salt.
Couch to 5k, MyFitnessPal, Active10, MapMyWalk and MapMyRun are a few apps to track your activity. Explore our Activity Finder to find new groups near you. Read about small changes you can introduce to your daily routine to get active.
The support of one of our Wellness Coaches can help you to stop smoking. Contact us to apply for coaching.
Drinkaware, Try Dry and Drink Free Days are go-to apps to track your alcohol consumption. Accountability is key to reducing your intake; Bernie shared boldly with his family. Who will you ask to hold you to account? Read our tips for cutting your consumption.
Sharing your progress with others will help you stay on track. You can do this in Our LiveWell Facebook group. You'll find lots of supportive conversation guiding you to your goal. Post your progress, celebrate success and share your struggles. We'll all have highs and lows – you won't be the only one having a bad day! Let's cheer and support one another.
Making a public commitment to your goal will spur you on to make it happen. Your day one challenge is to share your Take Twelve goal publicly by posting in Our LiveWell.