Breaking News

Woman injured after crash

Pirate FM News

Cornwall's New Front Against Obesity

news - health

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:02am 26th May 2014


Cornish families battling the bulge are being given more help.

Free weight management courses are being rolled out by the council.

They include healthy lifestyle advice, activity sessions and cooking skills.
     
Cornwall Healthy Weight courses will run from the end of June into September at Leedstown, Falmouth, Wadebridge, Launceston, Camborne and St Austell.  

Annie attended a previous course, suffering from high blood pressure, joint pain and depression, with a BMI that showed her to be severely obese.  With help from the course instructors she made major changes to her lifestyle, and is now exercising more, eating more healthily and is suffering from much-reduced medical symptoms, as well as now having a BMI which is now only 'overweight'.

 
Julia also attended a previous course in St Austell.  She weighed 21 ½ stone at her heaviest, and now weight 16 stone.  She said "I wish everyone knew about the Cornwall Healthy Weight course as it really does teach us about what is in food, portion sizes, health benefits, cooking, healthy recipes and personal wellbeing, with new friends included.  Thank you weight management team!"

Before...

Before

After....

After


Felicity Owen, Director of Public Health, said: "Obesity is a factor in many serious illnesses including type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. The effectiveness of these programmes is well demonstrated through measures such as weight loss, improved health outcomes and quality of life"
 
Jim McKenna, Cabinet member for Health and Adult Care added: "These courses are an excellent means of improving the health of people of Cornwall.  So many people suffer from the negative health effects caused by obesity, and participating in this course, really getting involved and taking on board the messages, can make a difference to people's lives. I would encourage you to book yourself on if you need help losing weight, or passing on the information to friends and family members if necessary."
 
Call 01209 310 062, email healthy.weight@cornwall.nhs.uk, or click here for more information.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

New tracker to tackle bed-blocking in Cornwall

Cornwall News: Around 20 patients a day are waiting to leave wards

WATCH: First high-speed train runs from Cornwall to London

Cornwall News: The new Intercity Express services are in service

Trending in Cornwall

BREAKING: Woman injured in crash off A30

The stretch at Highgate Hill is partially blocked

'Hit and run' leaves cyclist seriously injured

Police launch appeal after incident near Launceston

Man seriously injured after incident in Newquay

Police had reports of a street fight near a nightclub

Baby boy born on rescue helicopter over Cornwall

A mum went into labour during a visit to Scilly

Stolen road sweeper sparks police chase on A38

It was reportedly stopped by a stinger in Plymouth

WATCH: First high-speed train runs from Cornwall to London

The new Intercity Express services are in service

PHOTOS: Rare harbour porpoise off Cornwall

The almost all-white female was with her calf

VIDEO: Visit Cornwall stops actively promoting two beaches

This is amid fears about overcrowding this summer

Taxi drivers handed licences despite convictions

Cases in Cornwall include drink-driving and speeding

Four rescued as blow-up chair drifts off Cornish coast

A broken down jet-ski was towing the inflatable

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall