Health trainers scheme to help people get fitter

WILTSHIRE Council is rolling out a new one-to-one health trainer programme to help adults stay healthy.

Health trainers will be in libraries and children’s centres across the county working with people with six hourly sessions to encourage them to adopt healthier habits and stick to them.

The Wiltshire Council scheme will encourage adults to improve their general wellbeing, build self confidence and motivation, be more active, eat healthier food and be a healthy weight, reduce or stop smoking and drink less alcohol.

Dave Payne, a senior health trainer, said: “We have a good team of health trainers who have all received training to enable them to support adults to become healthier and happier.

“With this programme we are also looking at healthy weight.

“When people understand they don’t need to go on a diet but just eat healthily and move around a little bit more, it seems to work.

“People know what to do. They just need that extra encouragement.

“Building motivation and confidence is key.

“We also help clients access different groups and activities.

“As we are community based, we know what our area has to offer.”


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