Weight management and health promotion

The NHS Five year Forward view in relation to staff health and wellbeing recommends that Trusts should introduce voluntary work-based weight watching and health schemes.

Recent research by the RCP found that only 28% of NHS trusts in England have an obesity plan, and the many NHS staff who work unsociable hours or night shifts have poor healthy food choices.

Obesity is a very real problem for workplaces across the UK, costing the economy in excess of £10 billion per year.  Public Health England (2015) highlight that Research suggests obese workers represent 26% of the workforce but are responsible for 67% of the healthcare cost, and on average obese employees take four extra sick days per year.  Obesity is the underlying cause of many conditions that can be readily recognised and which have a both a direct and indirect impact on productivity. Weight is a very strong determinant of disease risk and associated with age presents an increased risk variable.

West London Community Sports provide a 12 week weight management programme.

Aims of the programme

  • To develop a lifestyle education program
  • To monitor, reduce and control health risks associated with long-term inactivity and unhealthy lifestyles.
  • To encourage participants to self-monitor their own foods and physical activity.
  • To prevent the development or progression of comorbidities such as pre-diabetes, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

The programme will cover:

  • Weight loss goals
  • Benefits of losing weight
  • Fill up on fibre
  • Portion control
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Exercise Motivation
  • Fitness Testing
  • Resisting peer pressure
  • Weight loss pitfalls
  • Fluids for fitness
  • Comfort eating
  • Personalised plan

For more information or details on any of our courses please get in touch with us on our contact page.