INSPIRING COUPLE NEIL AND ANGELA UP THEIR ACTIVITY LEVELS AND LOSE AN INCREDIBLE 5 STONE.
Neil and Angela are members at Macclesfield Leisure Centre; Neil has lost 2 stone since joining the Active Lives programme in November. Angela who was reluctant to join has lost an incredible 3 stone and they have both had a reduction in blood pressure since becoming more active.
Since joining Active Lives Neil has increased his fitness and restored his confidence in doing day to day things such as getting back into dog walking. Neil and Angela doing this together means they talk a lot more about healthy eating and exercising at home as a family activity.
Neil was referred onto the Active Lives programme from his physiotherapist due to a knee injury, Neil explains, “the programme is really good, useful, the right level of support and challenge, I have noticed a difference in my physical and mental state, I am happier and more positive. I was encouraged to push myself safely but not too far. Having Denise there to review what I could do in terms of my injury with reassurance and confidence helped.”
Angela signed up to have access to a wide range of activities such as swimming and classes to see what fitted in best. She now has the bug for swimming and has set herself the challenge of swimming 100 miles in a year, something she never thought she would be able to achieve before starting the programme.
Active Lives is a funded programme which provides individual help and support for people who want to become physically active, delivered by highly qualified Lifestyle Coaches. The programme is tailored to individual needs, providing you with the tools, support and knowledge to achieve your goals and transform your lifestyle. To check your eligibility for this free programme and to find out more information please visit www.everybody.org.uk or contact a member of our health team on: [email protected]