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Public Health news: Become 'A Better U'

March 2022

Become 'A Better U'

South Tyneside Council is supporting the latest instalment of the Better Health campaign to encourage residents to lose excess weight, eat more healthily and get more active.

The Better Health website provides lots of free tips & tools to help people get started if they want to lose weight, eat better or get active; and the site can help you find additional weight loss support.

There are a variety of free NHS apps which help people introduce simple changes that will help them eat better & get more active, including the updated NHS Weight Loss Plan, which is shown to help people lose 5.8kg (or 12lbs) on average over just 12 weeks.

Search 'Better Health'

The Better Health campaign isn't here just to help adults either.

The NHS Food Scanner App is here to help! It provides parents with an easy hack to improve their children's health. With a simple scan of the barcodes, families can see how much sugar, saturated fat & salt is in everyday food and drinks. The App suggests healthier swaps, by encouraging users to choose "Good Choice" products - there are thousands of Good Choice food and drink

products you can swap to. A quick scan using a product's barcode will show you if it's a Good Choice. Keep an eye out for the "Good Choice" badge in the App, and when you're shopping in store or online.

Download the free App today from the App Store or Google Play or search 'Better Health Healthier Families'.

'A Better U' Lifestyle Programme

Maybe you'd prefer regular face to face advice & support to lose weight, get fitter & lead a more active life? Our 'A Better U' Lifestyle Programme could be the perfect solution! It is a FREE 12week lifestyle programme for adults and families in South Tyneside

When you've sign-up you'll attend weekly lifestyle education sessions that will support you to make positive changes that will become lifelong habits.

To find out more visit First Contact Clinical - Lifestyle Programme or call 0191 4329838.

Fit Black Cats

If you're a Sunderland fan then come together with Black Cats fans like you to tackle your weight and reach your goal of a healthier lifestyle.

FIT BLACK CATS is a FREE 12week programme where you can meet other fans just like you and get to see behind the scenes at Sunderland Football Club. With support from staff­ and from other group members you'll get tips to improve your eating habits, cut down on alcohol and increase your activity levels - one step at a time!

To make it even more accessible, there are courses starting in March at Perth Green Community Centre:-

  • Thursday 10th March: 1-3pm
  • Friday 11th March 1-3pm
  • Monday 21st March 1-3pm

Find out more and book your FREE place on the next course by visiting Fit Fans, emailing or calling 0191 563 4777.

Local Fitness Facilities

Our range of flexible membership options make joining South Tyneside Leisure Services an easy decision if you're interested in improving your fitness levels, building confidence, feeling healthier or gaining motivation.

Choose between a multi or duo membership, which gives you access to any of our six leisure facilities. You can benefit from swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, gyms, a running track and hundreds of fitness classes across South Tyneside. Healthy Lives classes provide the ideal stepping stone for those looking to get more active in a safe and fun way which includes badminton, circuits and Escape Pain groups for those with hip or knee pain. Our fantastic team can help you with your fitness journey, whether it's losing weight, getting fit or training for an event. If you haven't been yet you should try out 'The Rig' at Jarrow Focus - it's the first of its kind in the UK!

Find out more at South Tyneside Leisure Services

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