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How Do I Manage My Weight?

The FREE* NHS Weight Management Service supports adults and children of all ages and is led by an NHS qualified Pharmacist who can help and support you to manage your weight and improve your overall health. This service also covers the following areas (please note this not an exhaustive list).

  • Diet & nutrition - eating & drinking habits
  • Healthier lifestyle
  • Exercise
  • Getting more active - fitness goals
  • Weight loss
  • Wellbeing

What We Do To Help

Church Pharmacy offer FREE NHS Services* in Loughborough and are proud to announce the provision of our FREE* Weight Management Service. The Weight Management Service is an essential instrument in helping to reduce the increased risk of health problems such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and mental health associated being overweight or obese.

We at Church Pharmacy are here to help, advise and provide a professional, holistic and trusted service, so you can start your positive weight management journey. We can offer guidance on how to exercise, combined with regular physical activity to get fitter. We can also discuss how to lose weight and weight loss goals including talking about healthy food choices for a balanced diet, low in fat and sugar, with plenty of fruit and vegetables.

Weight Management

  • BODY CARE
    A healthy lifestyle will make your heart healthier.

    • Give up smoking – smoking is one of the main causes of coronary heart disease.
    • Get active – Getting and staying active can reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
    • Cut down on saturated fat- eating too much saturated fat food can raise the level of cholesterol in blood.
    • Cut down on salt – To maintain a healthy blood pressure, avoid using too much salt in your food and cooking.
    • Drink less alcohol – alcohol contains calories and regularly drinking can impact your waistline. Going over the daily limit can also be detrimental to your health, including risks to your heart health.
  • BETTER SLEEP
    Winding down is an important stage in preparing for bed.

    • A warm bath
    • Writing a "to do" lists for the next day
    • Relaxation exercise/ music
    • Reading a book
  • EXERCISE
    Getting – and staying – active can reduce your risk of developing heart disease or stroke. It can also be a great mood booster and stress buster.

    • Do strengthening activities that work all the major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms) on at least 2 days a week
    • Do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week
    • Spread exercise evenly over 4 to 5 days a week, or every day
    • Reduce time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity
  • HEALTHY FOOD
    Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day. They're a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals.

    • Base meals on higher fibre starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
    • Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks)
    • Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein
    • Choose unsaturated oils and spreads, and eat them in small amounts
    • Drink plenty of fluids (at least 6 to 8 glasses a day)

    If you're having foods and drinks that are high in fat, salt and sugar, have these less often and in small amounts. Try to choose a variety of different foods from the 5 main food groups to get a wide range of nutrient

    Don’t forget eating more fibre reduces the risk of heart disease and eating fish twice a week, including a portion of oily fish such as pilchards, sardines and salmon are a source of omega-3 fats, which may help protect against heart disease.

Walk-ins Welcome

Church Pharmacy, 7 Prince William Road, Loughborough, LE11 5GU

Book by Appointment

Call Our Dedicated NHS Team: 01509 357 999 | Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-5:30pm

Key Benefits

Booked appointments welcome | Walk-ins welcome | Parking available | Qualified NHS pharmacist

Our Services

  • Health Consultation
    Our qualified pharmacists will provide professional advice and support on how to manage your weight.
  • BP Checks
    We provide a complimentary blood pressure test to check if your blood pressure is healthy, or if it’s high or low.
  • BMI Assessment
    Pop in and get your BMI checked. What is BMI? The body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to calculate if your weight is healthy.
  • Referral Services
    You could be referred for the free NHS Digital Weight Management Programme, simply walk in or book by appointment to find out more.

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