Your general health and well being will benefit from being active.
A website Cut the Waist, developed by local GP, Dr Andrew Brewster was launched in 2009. The site promotes the importance of waist circumference in relation to health which is the most practical and clinically useful way to assess distribution of body fat. This information can then be used to help prevent serious health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.
Being active will:
- Help you lose weight and keep it off
- Reduce blood pressure
- Help control diabetes
- Reduce the risk of developing heart and cardiovascular disease
- Reduce anxiety and depression
If you would like to start exercising, why not contact your GP or your Practice Nurse and ask about referral to a local exercise scheme?
Following a personal consultation with a trained exercise referral professional you will receive a tailored exercise programme which will consider any personal goals or health conditions that you may have. All schemes operate in safe and pleasant environments.
Walking the Way to Health
If you prefer being outdoors, why not take part in one of the many free health walks that are held throughout Berkshire? For further details of your local health walks please visit the National Walking the Way to Health website www.whi.org.uk For details of your nearest walk simply enter your postcode into the Walk Finder on this websites home page.
All of the above schemes are supported by NHS Berkshire in partnership with your local authority and are particularly useful if you are overweight and or have cardiovascular problems, diabetes or mental health conditions.