Help is at hand for those wanting to lose weight

Angus residents are invited to come along to free Winning Weigh weight management classes to hear about healthy lifestyles and lose weight.

‘The Winning Weigh’ is a 12-week programme run by trained staff from Angus Community Health Partnership. The weekly classes, which start again next week, will be held in Forfar Lochside Leisure Centre from Wednesday, January 25 at 12.30pm and Brechin Leisure Centre from Thursday, January 26 at 1pm.

The Winning Weigh programme is not a diet; it aims to help people change their eating and exercise habits which in turn help them to lose weight. It is a friendly and interactive course designed specifically for people who are serious about taking on the challenge of losing weight.

Places are limited so anyone who is interested in joining can book a place by calling 01307 475228 leave their name and telephone number.

At each session trained staff will be available offering practical advice and encouragement to help people to adopt healthier lifestyle choices, improve fitness levels and reduce their body mass index.

Ongoing support will be available after the 12-week programme is completed, as staff will be running free drop-in sessions where people can just pop-in and be weighed, as well as have a chat.

Keep well Health Coach, Kaye Bruce, said: “Winning Weigh classes do not just focus on diet, the classes also offer support for people to encourage them to adopt healthier lifestyles. The programme is aimed at men and women who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 25. This new rolling programme will cover many health topics and people will hear about healthier eating, eating the right amounts of food for a healthy weight, getting enough exercise and making good lifestyle choices.”