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All GPs and Practice Nurses are available to discuss health matters with you and give you advice. The Nurses can arrange a full health check for you as you wish.

Further support or advice can be found through our Health Trainers who run clinics throughout the week at the Practice. They are qualified community based advisors who can provide you with information, support and encouragement, helping you to achieve lifestyle changes by taking a series of small and realistic steps to make you healthier.

Health Trainers can help you with weight management  exercise, and healthy eating and lifestyle. They can also provide help if you want to reduce your stress levels, boost your self-confidence or just generally feel better about yourself.

It's often difficult to make changes without support. Health Trainers can provide you with the advice and encouragement you need, and they also have in-depth knowledge of other services you can access in your area.

To contact the Health Trainers to make an appointment call 01942 481712,  or email alw.hwb.service@bridgewater.nhs.uk

Active Living

Lose Weight Feel Great is provided by Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust working in conjunction with Slimming World, promoting health and fitness through a combined programme of activity and healthy eating. ANYONE WITH A BMI OF OVER 25  can join groups with like-minded people who have similar goals. Also available to those living in the Wigan Borough are the Lifestyle Card and Active Living activity sessions from Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust. There are over 120 different activities on offer including Aqua Aerobics, Pilates, Tai Chi, Salsa and Cycling.

Go on line at http://www.lwfg.co.uk to find out more. To enrol call 01942 496 496.

Trim Down Shape Up is a free fitness and health service FOR MEN WITH A BMI OF 25-39.9. It entails 12 weeks of free group activity sessions, to increase fitness and  tone up through activities such as circuits, strength and tone activities, stretching, football and team games. There are also sessions regarding dietary and lifestyle advice to help shift excess pounds. It doesn't matter if you haven't exercised in years, or are a regular gym goer looking for a bit of healthy eating advice; there will be a session suitable for you with a coach who will tailor the activities to your level.

To register: Call: 01942 496 496 quoting Trim Down Shape Up or Text: 'FIT' to 60777

The Let's Get Movin' programme is delivered by WLCT's Active Living Team, who provide a fun, free and innovative family weight management service for CHILDREN UP T0 18. The programme is open to all families who have concerns about their child's weight and a team of highly experienced and qualified staff will support your family over an 18 month period.

If you would like any further information contact the team on 01942 488481, at activeliving@wlct.org or visit the the Active Living website.

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