Making Light Work of New Approach to Health; Health Reporter HELEN RAE Takes a Look at an NHS Scheme That Is Helping People to Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes
Byline: HELEN RAE
AN innovative lifestyle intervention programme in Tyneside is helping residents improve their health.
'Lighten Up' is a 12week weight management scheme that focuses on helping people change their attitude and behaviour towards their health as well as encouraging physical activity and a healthy diet.
The programme has been running for just over a year as part of North Tyneside Primary Care Trust's adult weight management strategy, and has been hugely successful at helping people make lasting changes to their approach to diet and exercise.
Having lost more than 13 lbs in just 12 weeks, recent course participant Joyce Brookes, 65, is enthusiastic about the benefits of the programme which is run in conjunction with …
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Publication information: Article title: Making Light Work of New Approach to Health; Health Reporter HELEN RAE Takes a Look at an NHS Scheme That Is Helping People to Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England). Publication date: August 17, 2009. Page number: 2. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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