"Fitter, more capable, and 2 stones lighter thanks to Active Lifestyles!"

About: City Health Care Partnership CIC / Active Lifestyles Service

(as the patient),

I turned 54 this year and looked in the mirror asking myself do I want to see and enjoy retirement. The answer was obvious.

I decided I needed to re-focus, to do something to change my priorities in life, so I had a discussion with my doctor. I had heard of the Active Lifestyles programme through local advertising and circulars and asked him to refer me.

I found it was pitched just right for me, it was motivational and we all know how hard it can be to change routines and habits. This is where the support from the programme advisor helps greatly, after a short period of persistence, new routines and habits replace old ones, and all you have to do is maintain, the regular support and encouragement helps you persevere.

The whole experience has been life-changing for me, in many ways. I have lost nearly two stone and physically I feel fitter and more capable, not breathless and tired like before. Psychologically the programme has improved my self confidence and self esteem. The new me has even commented upon by people, especially those close to me.

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Response from Heidi Henrickson, Weight Management Services Manager, City Health Care Partnership CIC

Hello and thank you for your posting.

It sounds like you have made some really positive changes in your lifestyle and have really benefitted from the service, especially with the help from your advisor. I am in the process of gathering some good news stories and would be really interested in speaking with you about your story. When you get a moment and if you are happy to talk to me about your story, please call the Active Lifestyles office?

Thanks again for taking the time to share your Patient Opinion with others.

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