Lifestyle and Weight Management

Low Carb Course

Elizabeth LePla is a Public Health Collaboration Ambassador and has developed and now runs a low-carbohydrate course across some of the North Hampshire Practices. 

Her course is now run online due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It consists of 8 sessions which are talks illustrated with slides and short videos. There is access to low carb food choices and recipes as well as other useful resources. There is also a community low carb facebook group you can join where you can ask questions and see latest research or inspiration from other areas. There are also three zoom sessions a week at different times (which are optional to join) to ask questions, share experiences and learn more.

If you are interested in joining this group you can speak to a member of our clinical team or email basingstokelowcarb@gmail.com. If you are on certain medication you will be asked to discuss with a doctor or nurse prior to starting to ensure safety.

Health and Wellbeing Coach

I provide 30 minute assessment appointments to support, educate and motivate patients to take a more active role in their own health and physical wellbeing, and make positive and confident behavioural changes. This includes areas such as healthy eating and physical activity, in order to help you to achieve desired health objectives. This may include assisting you with goal setting and working towards them, working with youto a create personalised care plan, developing bespoke programmes, all with the aim of increasing overall health, preventing further illness and slowing deterioration of existing conditions where possible.

My role ties in closely with the work of the community connectors and MIND.

Useful resources for healthy eating and weight loss

Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatchers.com

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

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One You Couch to 5K: Mobile App

The Couch to 5K app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers, download the app and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

One You Easy Meals: Mobile App

The free Easy Meals app is a great way to eat foods that are healthier for you. You’ll find delicious, easy meal ideas to help get you going if you’re ever short of inspiration.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

Useful resources for mental health

One You and Every Mind Matters

One You is here to help you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support. 

Every Mind Matters gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/

Live Well- NHS

Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/

Free Mindfulness Project

The aim of The Free Mindfulness Project is to provide easy and free access to mindfulness meditation exercises by inviting the wider mindfulness community to share their resources here.

http://www.freemindfulness.org/

 

Useful resources for exercise and physical activity

Join the Movement

Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. 

https://www.sportengland.org/jointhemovement

Energise Me

Helping tackle inactivity to boost health and happiness

https://www.energiseme.org/about-us/

Walk4Life

Want to know where to walk or know how long a walk you do regularly is? Do you want to find someone to walk with? All of this is possible and more...

https://walk4life.info/

Activity Alliance

The national charity and leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity

http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/

Benefit from activity

Exploring the benefits activity can have an medical conditions. 

http://www.benefitfromactivity.org.uk/