Getting back on track with free Health Trainer support

Throughout coronavirus restrictions the North Somerset Council’s Healthy Lifestyle service continues to provide free health and wellbeing support to local residents.

It can be difficult to stay on track with healthy habits at the best of times but with free support from a Health Trainer, local couple Helen and Dave Gosling have returned to healthy habits by taking regular exercise, eating healthy foods and quitting smoking.

Helen and Dave explain in their words how they have found the support provided to them, during coronavirus restrictions:

“I’ve been bigger all my life – I just love food! But since I joined Carmen’s team with the North Somerset Health Trainers I’ve learnt so much about food, diet, and what healthy eating actually looks like on a daily basis. I’ve also lost 4 stone, quit smoking, binned the booze, incorporated regular exercise into my life and become so much healthier in just 6 months! I can’t thank Carmen enough for all the help and support especially though this terrible covid time! The first few weeks I hit the booze and the food hard but with the regular support and contact with Carmen I was able to find better ways of dealing with the stress and got myself back on track. Honestly try this out it’s worth it and it really does make a difference!” (Helen Gosling)

“With the event of Covid 19 starting I must admit I lost my drive to diet and soon put back on a stone! But thanks to Carmen calling and helping me get back on track I can honestly say I am back on track and I am back to the weight I was before this started. Carmen does not put you down but chats and makes you feel better. She talks to you without rebukes or telling off or making you feel bad, just a positive attitude to help. She has helped me to get back to my goal weight. She is a lovely lady with a positive outlook and has helped me AGAIN and I feel positive too. So much so that I am going to try and lose more weight. Thank you so much Carmen for all your help and positivity” (Dave Gosling)

Support from a Health Trainer is completely free to North Somerset residents, up to six sessions of 1-1 support can be provided.  In addition to support and guidance, nicotine replacement therapy for stop smokers and activity sessions are also provided free of charge.

Staying healthy by keeping active, eating a balanced diet, cutting back on alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight and being smoke free keeps the immune system balanced and ready to fight infection and viruses, which is especially important at this time.

Hundreds of local residents are supported by the service each year to achieve their personal goals to lose weight, eat well, get active and become smoke free. If you would like to find out more or to book a telephone appointment to get started please contact the service on 01934 427661, email health.trainers@n-somerset.gov.uk or via the website page