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Obesity & Healthy Weight

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Latest News

Make 2022 the year to Quit

Posted: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:56

New course available for health and wellbeing

Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 10:04

New Men's Peer Support Service

Posted: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 12:27

Exercise Referral

Targeted programmes

  • Exercise Referral with Everyone Active
  • Exercise Referral in the community
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation with Everyone Active
  • Steady Steps Classes (falls prevention)
  • Steady Steps Remote (falls prevention)

Weight Management Service

The aim of the Leicestershire County Council weight management service is to provide effective support and guidance to the residents of Leicestershire, so that they can achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Even if you have tried many times in the past and didn't get the success you hoped for, don't give up and get in touch with us to see how we can help you achieve your goals.

Eating healthily and exercising regularly reduces the risk of developing chronic disease as well as improving your quality of life. A realistic weight loss goal is to 5% of your current weight. This becomes more achievable if you aim to lose 0.5-1.kg (1-2lbs) per week.

The service helps you make healthy choices around the foods you eat, your general nutrition and well-being and being more active. Having a balanced diet with a variety of foods including fruit and vegetables is vital to overall health.

They offer a range of weight management support for people aged 16 years and above* as well as a lifestyle programme for families of children aged 4-17 to help them develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Their experienced dietitian-led team will be on hand to guide you through the most suitable options. They offer a 12 week telephone support service, text or online support with some face to face support to those who are digitally excluded.

* People aged 16 to 17 will be subject to assessment to determine whether they would be categorised into the adult or children weight management service.

Telephone: 0116 305 1510


Leisure Centres


Oral Health

The Community Dental Services Oral Health Promotion Team has been commissioned by Leicestershire County Council to promote key messages and practices. This will include information and support for children and more vulnerable adults, the delivery of training, national and local campaigns, tooth brushing programmes and providing a resource centre of teaching aids and promotional material.

We have an extensive and popular resource library based in Blaby. Anyone working in Leicestershire in a 'health promoting' role can borrow our resources free of charge for a period of two weeks. In the past these have been used as an educational resource by children's centres, schools, pre-schools, childcare settings, health professionals, parents and carers.

Our popular resources include:

  • Dental surgery role play (wooden chair, background, mouth model, demonstration toothbrush and two minute timer).
  • Sugar in drinks activity kit
  • Oral Health activity kit
  • Teaching models
  • Books Games and Puzzles

Our resources catalogue together with our terms and conditions is attached. Booking is essential and, to avoid disappointment, we recommend booking well in advance. For further information or to make a booking, please contact Jo Horrillo on (0116) 243 6460 or email OHP.Leicestershire@cds-cic.nhs.uk

We also have various free factsheets that can be downloaded and cover a range of oral health topics, such as tips for taking care of children's teeth, dental erosion and fluoride varnish. These can be found on our website http://communitydentalservices.co.uk/ in the Public Health section under the NHS Services tab.


Walking

Download one of our walk brochures for our local parks and green spaces across Blaby District. Explore your local area and enjoy the outdoors.