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Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight

Service Update - COVID-19

For the latest COVID-19 updates please refer to the external links provided below.

 Call: 01983 642369 0800 9991396

 Emailhealthylifestyles.isleofwight@nhs.net

 

Website: www.healthylifestylesiow.co.uk

 


Your Local Stop Smoking and Weight Management Service

To support local Isle of Wight residents to stop smoking or lose weight, Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight  has been commissioned to provide free stop smoking and weight management support to the Isle of Wight community.  

 Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight are here to help you and offer different levels of support to maintain a healthy weight and to stop smoking including telephone support, virtual and app based support options.

 

Stop Smoking Service

The stop smoking service provides a range of options to help you quit including support from an advisor, stop smoking medications, e-cigarettes and a digital offer for those who wish to quit by themselves.

Did you know that you're up to 4 times more likely to quit smoking successfully with expert support?

 If you are not ready to quit just yet, but would like more information on how to protect your family, Smoke free Homes, advises on how to make your home and car smoke free.

 

Weight Management Service

The service supports adults aged 18 years or over who want to lose weight and have been identified as obese.

 Find out your BMI

You can get help to lead a more healthy lifestyle if you’re an adult (18 years or over) living on the Isle of Wight and your body mass index (BMI) is above average.

 Use this tool to find out your BMI . If it’s too high, sign up for a programme that will help you lose weight.

 BMI of 30+

If your BMI is 30 or higher, you qualify for free support from Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight.

Learn more and sign up with Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight.

 BMI of 28+

You can get free support from Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight, if your BMI is 28 or over if at least one of the following applies:

  • you have Type 1 and 2 Diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome
  • you have problems with your heart, circulation, hypertension or high blood pressure
  • you have been diagnosed with anxiety/depression
  • you need to lose weight before receiving another medical treatment or surgery
  • you have a serious long-term health condition that is adversely affected by your weight such as muscular skeletal disorders (back pain, mobility issues) and asthma
  • you’re from a black or ethnic minority background.

 BMI of 25+

If you have a Body Mass Index of 25 or higher Better Health Let’s Do This – Lose Weight website provides online support to help you lose weight and includes access to the NHS 12 week weight loss plan.

The NHS 12 week fitness plan will support your weight loss plan as well as improve your health. This is aimed at beginners and will help get you into the habit of regular exercise over the course of the programme. It is structured but flexible enough to allow you to fit the exercise sessions around your other weekly commitments.

 

Healthy eating and being active

Information and advice on healthy eating and becoming more active is available from:

  • One You Eat Better (website) - includes Easy Meals app for healthy meals and the Change4Life Food Scanner to help reduce levels of sugar in your diet
  • Better Health - Get Active (website) - includes tips on getting active for all, including the downloadable Active 10 app, as well as tailored advice for those living with a long term condition
  • Sugar Smart Isle of Wight is a campaign to raise awareness of hidden sugars, recommended levels and healthy alternatives by encouraging individuals, groups, businesses, schools and organisation to join the campaign and make a pledge. To find out how you can join in, become sugar smart and make good choices about what you, your family, colleagues eat, please visit our Sugar Smart web pages.

 

For further information about Your Local Stop Smoking and Weight Management Service

Website: www.healthylifestylesiow.co.uk

Telephone: 01983 642369 0800 9991396

Email: healthylifestyles.isleofwight@nhs.net

 

Become more active - Exercise on Referral

The Exercise on Referral scheme is operated by 1Leisure and Public Health.

 Please note: The scheme cannot be accessed directly with 1Leisure or without a referral from a health professional

Currently the Exercise Referral Scheme is suspended due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

 Currently the 1Leisure One card membership scheme is frozen, any referral will be charged according to the temporary COVID-19 fees in place at the time of the referral.

Further updates expected Spring 2021.

 

Isle of Wight Health Walks

 The Isle of Wight Health Walks programme(website)  supports local people experience the benefits of getting and staying active such as improving your mental and physical wellbeing and reducing social isolation. 

 The groups are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.

 The walks are short and over easy terrain. They are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active.

 Learn more and sign-up to the Isle of Wight Health Walks programme (website)


 

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