Padgate surgery is pleased to announce that we have a new service being piloted in collaboration with 2 neighbouring practices- Fearnhead and Birchwood.
We are offering lifestyle and weight loss advice in conjunction with a lifestyle advisor who will be based at one of the three practices each week. You will be able to access an appointment at any of the three practices. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
As well as ensuring the best health services are available when you need them, we want to help you work towards achieving a healthy lifestyle.
A healthy lifestyle can help prevent you from developing long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. You can help yourself to keep in good health by eating healthily, keeping active, drinking sensibly, stopping smoking, and managing your stress levels.
A range of options are available to support people with weight loss.
One suitable option would be to see the lifestyle advisor who will be able to offer advice on healthy eating, weight management and getting physically active.
Many doctors now believe that when it comes to your health, your waist measurement is important.
While knowing your body mass index (BMI) is a good way to decide if you’re overweight, it doesn’t tell the whole story.
BMI is a measure of how healthy your weight is for your height. You can work out what your BMI is by using the NHS Choices BMI healthy weight calculator.
If you have a high BMI, you’re likely to be carrying extra fat. But your health could be at greater risk depending on where you store that fat.
Having a large amount of tummy fat (compared to fat around your bottom or thighs) makes you more likely to develop diabetes and heart problems.
A healthy waist circumference for men is less than 94cm (37 inches), and for women it’s less than 80cm (32 inches).
Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t easy, but it has many benefits. You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight.