Weight Management

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have gained weight. Be it due to our usual physical activity becoming inaccessible, or the stress and anxiety caused by a global disaster leading to poorer eating habits.

Being significantly overweight or underweight can increase the likelihood of developing a variety of diseases, and can also have an impact on your mental health. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through a nutritious diet and regular exercise is essential to a healthy body and a healthy mind.

Here, we have collated a variety of resources to support you as you take the steps towards a healthier routine.

My Weight, My Health

How can my weight affect my health?

Is my weight affecting my health?

Update your weight and height on your medical record by completing the Height and Weight Review form.

Walk and Talk Movement – Wimbledon Park

The Walk and Talk Movement is designed to bring people together in their local green spaces for a weekly community walk. You can walk for however long and at whatever pace suits you.

It’s free and anyone can join – pets are also welcome.

It will be launching in Wimbledon Park on 18th September at 10:30 and the meeting place will be at the café outside the park.

Website: www.wewalkandtalk.org

For Men: Guys Get Active

Guys Get Active is a 10-week exercise programme for men. There are two football sessions per week and/or one virtual exercise session focusing on bodyweight circuit training.

Website: www.enablelc.org/guysgetactive

Telephone: 0203 959 0039

Email: activelifestyles@enablelc.org

Active Lifestyles

Active Lifestyles is a programme that offers adults within Wandsworth a number of weekly online classes that include Chi Gung, Yoga, over 50s keep fit classes and circuits.

Website: www.enablelc.org/activelifestyles

Telephone: 020 3959 0033

Email: activelifestyles@enablelc.org

Parkrun

A free and weekly event that takes place in parks and open spaces. Parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/tootingcommon

For New Mums

Free 12 week programme for postnatal mums (up to 24 months), including energy boosting workouts and great nutritional tips. Contact the Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub for more information.

Telephone: 020 8812 6700

Website: www.swlondonccg.nhs.uk – Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub

Exercise on Referral

A tailored exercise programme for up to 12 weeks with a specially trained exercise instructor at 1 of 7 local leisure and sports centres, available on referral from your GP. For more information, call the number below.

Telephone: 0208 875 5056

Patient.info: Healthy Living

A healthy diet may help to prevent certain long-term (chronic) diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It may also help to reduce your risk of developing some cancers and help you to keep a healthy weight. For more information, visit the Patient.info website.

Website: www.patient.info – Healthy Eating

Patient Webinars

Short videos for advice and guidance for weight management through diet changes, highly recommended by the practice team.

Website: www.patientwebinars.co.uk – Weight Management Webinars

NHS Eat Well Guide

The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

Website: www.nhs.uk – The Eatwell Guide

Social Prescriber

Our social prescribers can help you make sustainable changes in your life to manage your weight, with tailored advice for meal planning and increasing physical activity. Contact the Reception Team to book an appointment.

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight. Vouchers are available for up to 12 weeks of classes through the Community Navigator at the Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub.

Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub Website: www.swlondonccg.nhs.uk – Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub

Telephone: 020 8812 6700

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

Apps

MyFitnessPal

This app is recommended by our social prescribers. It is a free exercise and diet tracker to help you take control of your lifestyle goals. You can track calories, break down ingredients, and log exercise with MyFitnessPal. It also contains helpful tips, tricks and recipes to guide you.

NHS Weight Loss Plan

The NHS free 12-week weight loss plan for successful and sustainable weight management. This is a helpful tool to promote long-term dietary changes and weight loss.

Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub

A dedicated team to sign-post and direct you to relevant services for you.

Website: www.swlondonccg.nhs.uk – Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub

Telephone: 020 3880 0366

Email: waccg.wandsworthhub@nhs.net

Weight Watchers

Support groups, expert coaches and more to help you make the changes you want with your weight! Vouchers are available for up to 12 weeks of classes through the Community Navigator at the Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub.

Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub Website: www.swlondonccg.nhs.uk – Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub

Telephone: 020 8812 6700

Website: www.weightwatcherslocal.co.uk

Please note: Due to COVID, sessions are running virtually, with plans to resume in-person sessions as soon as possible.