New NHS initiative helps women lose weight
A new initiative has been launched to help women lose weight and adopt healthier lifestyles.
Health professionals at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are offering a holistic, tailor-made package of support to women and their families that want to live healthier lives.
They will help people to change their diets for the better, improve their fitness, give up smoking and reduce alcohol consumption, stress and anxiety among other things.
“People may want to give up smoking, get fit and improve their health or want advice on healthy eating but don’t know where to start. That’s where we come in,” said health trainer Collette Perry.
The health trainers are also working with the fertility clinic at the hospital.
Ms Perry said that some women can increase their chances of conceiving by losing weight and reducing their body mass indices.
Back in December, Jacqui Clinton, health campaigns manager at pregnancy research charity Tommy’s, suggested that women can avoid obesity in pregnancy by taking some gentle daily exercise.
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