Spaces still available for The Winning Weigh classes

There are still places available for Brechiners, with a body mass index (BMI) of over 25 , to join ‘The Winning Weigh’ weight management programme.

The programme, with weekly classes that last an hour, is run by trained staff from Angus Community Health Partnership.

The Winning Weigh programme is not a diet; it aims to help people change their eating and exercise habits which in turn help them to lose weight.

It is described as a friendly and interactive course designed specifically for people who are serious about taking on the challenge of losing weight.

At each session a trained member of staff who is supported by dietitians in Tayside will be available offering practical advice and encouragement to help people to adopt healthier lifestyle choices, improve fitness levels and reduce their body mass index.

Ongoing support will be available after the programme is completed, as there will be free drop-in sessions at the end of the class where people can just pop-in and be weighed.

To work out your BMI divide your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared, for example 85 ÷ (1.52 x 1.52).

Anyone who is interested in joining can book their place by calling 01307 474822.

Weight management co-ordinator for Angus CHP, Jude Findlay said, “Winning Weigh is a free weight management programme for Angus residents with a BMI of 25 or more. If people are unsure what their BMI is they can call me I will be work it out for them.

“Winning Weigh combines a personalised eating plan along with 12 information sessions on topics like healthy eating, portion control, diet myths, activity, food labelling, changing behaviour and many more.

“By the end of the 12 weeks attendees will have the tools to be able to manage their weight successfully.