Weight Management

Activity4Health Weight Management Programme: West Berkshire

The Activity4Health Programme in West Berkshire includes a free 12 week weight management programme for eligible patients who are referred in by their healthcare professional.

This is a service delivered jointly by Legacy Leisure, under the Activity4Health programme, and WW (formerly Weight Watchers). The combined delivery allows referred patients to access a holistic weight management service with a focus on behaviour and lifestyle change, diet and nutrition, and physical activity.

Referrals are to be made by an appropriate Healthcare Professional, to the leisure centre, via the referral form which can be found on the DXS.

The eligibility criteria are as follow:

  • Aged 16+ years with a BMI ≥ 30 (BMI ≥ 28 Black/Minority Ethnic origin or those with long-term conditions);
  • A resident of West Berkshire or a non-resident registered to a West Berkshire GP;
  • Those on the Severe Mental Illness (SMI) register are eligible for the service so long as the healthcare professional making the referral considers the patient’s condition to be stable and that the content of the programme is appropriate for them.

If you have any further questions about the service, please get in touch with publichealthandwellbeing@westberks.gov.uk.

Reading Walks Programme

Reading Walks community walking scheme is aimed at getting more people in Reading walking. This scheme is a great way to meet new people, improve your health and get to know your local community.

Website: Walking for Health

Telephone: 0118 937 5192

Email: rsl.enquiries@reading.gov.uk

Am I a Healthy Weight?

Calculate your BMI using this NHS Tool

Website: NHS: BMI Calculator

Want to get more active?

Get help and advice from NHS including 10-minute workouts, 12-week fitness plan, running and cycling for beginners and much more.

Website: www.nhs.uk/livewell

Get Berkshire Active

Getting more people, more active, enjoying the benefits of more and better sport in Berkshire.

Website: www.getberkshireactive.org

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.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

Weight Watchers

Meetings, online or a little bit of both. Weight Watchers has got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatchers.com