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10 Maidstone Borough Council A New Year A New You Kick start your New Year and join one of Maidstone Borough Council’s


weight management programmes. There is a range of courses with something to suit everyone’s needs and to help you achieve your weight loss goals.


Did you know?


 Obesity in children increased by 353% between 2000 and 2011


 6.1% of cancers in men and 6.5% of cancers in women are caused by not eating enough fruit and vegetables.


 You could gain 10lbs a year by overeating by 100kcal, just 2 Jaffa Cakes, a day.


Weight For It


Free 10 week weight loss programme set in a fun & friendly environment, with a weekly weigh-in and nutritional advice to help you make small changes to get big results. Book now to attend one of the following groups:


 Langley Village Hall - Monday 21 January 10.30-11.30  Yalding Village Hall – Monday 21 January 17.00-18.00  Bearsted WI Hall – Wednesday 23 January 13.30-14.30


Go For It Free family and children’s weight management programme, to ensure a healthier lifestyle aimed at 5 – 17 year olds. Held at Zeroth Active Zone, Boughton Lane, Maidstone.


Weight For Life: 10 week holistic lifestyle programme, including nutrition advice and low cost exercise regime for just £1 per visit. Held at Zeroth Active Zone, Boughton Lane, Maidstone.


Adult Weight Management Programme: A 12 week programme consisting of weekly diet and nutrition seminars, also take advantage of the low cost gym, swim and exercise classes for just £1 per visit. Held at Maidstone Leisure Centre, Mote Park Maidstone.


Contact the Community Development Team for more information and to book onto one of these programmes.


Call: 01622 602222 Email: healthyliving@maidstone.gov.uk Start 2013 Smoke free


Everybody has their own personal reason for wanting to give up smoking. Some people give up as part of a larger lifestyle change:


 For better health  For more money  For more energy  To prevent premature ageing  For whiter teeth  For lower stress levels  For an improved sense of taste and smell  For the sake of your family and friends


There is a method to give up smoking that suits everyone and the NHS Stop Smoking Service can help with finding the method that is right for you.


Nicotine replacement therapy can be given on prescription or bought at pharmacies and supermarkets.


Tips to success


 Get help from the Stop Smoking Service


 Set a quit date


 Dispose of all cigarettes, lighters and ashtrays


 Get support from family and friends


 Use a Nicotine replacement therapy.


Reaction Recovery


 20 Minutes: Blood pressure and pulse return to normal.


 8 Hours: Your blood oxygen levels return to normal.


 24 Hours: Carbon monoxide leaves your body.


 48 Hours: Body is now nicotine free.


 3-9 Months: Lung efficiency is up by 5-10% Breathing problems are fading away.


 5 Years: You now only have half the chance of having a heart attack compared to a smoker.


 10 Years: The chance of getting lung cancer is now half that of a smoker (the same as someone who’s never smoked).


Quit smoking with the NHS - Contact Smoke Free West Kent - 01266 723836, smoking.westkent@nhs.net to book, www.smokefree.nhs.uk


Boxing


Supported by Maidstone Youth Action Partnership, the Contender Boxing programme runs 3 nights a week aiming to increase youth activities and to inspire a nation. The sessions are a huge success with current attendees! Non contact boxing:


Monday 4.30-6.30pm, Headcorn Scout Hut (All ages welcome)


Tuesday 7-8pm, Howard de Walden (16-24 yrs)


Thursday 4-5pm, Heather House (under 11 yrs)


 It takes approximately 20 minutes for your brain to know that your stomach is full.


 More than 300,000 deaths a year are caused by poor nutrition and a lack of physical activity.


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