Get free and confidential support to understand your weight, manage this and set goals to obtain a healthy lifestyle.
Did you know that 63% of adults in the UK are either overweight or obese? Or that 35% of 10-year olds are also overweight or obese?
Being underweight is also not good for your health. Weighing too little can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile bones and feeling tired.
Here at Whitworth we know that weight management is not easy. There is so much conflicting advice out there and so many different fad diets that it can become confusing.
That is why we offer a free confidential Weight Management Service at Whitworth Pharmacies.
Visit your local Whitworth Pharmacy today to find out more and kickstart your new healthy lifestyle.
Our Weight Management Service is a free Whitworth Pharmacy initiative to provide you with the extra support you need to lose weight and get healthy in a sustainable way. We will provide all the health and wellbeing advice you need to break old habits and take control of your weight.
We understand that losing weight does require willpower and commitment, but the health benefits you will achieve are worthwhile.
By losing weight, you can reduce the risk of developing many health problems such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. It can also help improve your mental health, reducing your risk of depression and improving your body image and confidence.
When you arrive for your first appointment, we will take you to a private consultation room so we can have a chat away from the hustle and bustle of the main pharmacy.
We will discuss your needs then measure your blood pressure, check your weight and calculate your BMI. We will also talk about any health issues you have or any medication you’re currently taking. Once we have this essential information, we can agree on your weight loss goal.
We can also discuss healthy lifestyle habits that can help you reach your weight loss goals faster. This includes food diaries, portion sizes, healthy eating habits, making sense of food labels and how to increase your physical activity in a healthy and sustainable way.
After this, you can pop in every week for a chat about how you are getting on and ask any questions you have. We also keep records for every customer and if there are any problems, we will share your record card with your GP.
The Weight Management Service is for anyone who has concerns about their weight, wants to check their weight or needs support and advice to reach their weight loss goals. Whatever your situation, we are here for you.
1. Do I need to book an appointment for the Weight Management Service?
No. It is a walk in service. Simply pop in your local participating branch (see below) and we can get you sorted.
2. Will I need to follow a crash diet?
No, there is nothing extreme about the advice we give at Whitworth Pharmacies. There is no fad diets or medications involved. Just healthy manageable lifestyle changes that can help you take control of your weight.
3. Do I need to visit the Weight Management Service every week?
If you want to gain the greatest benefits from our service, we advise that you come in weekly. But we can be flexible if needed.
4. Can I come to any of your branches to access the Weight Management Service?
The weight management service is available at selected pharmacies, speak to your local pharmacy to find out more.