The Chip to help you slim

A HEALTH improvement programme, which aims to help reduce health risks in overweight people, will begin this September across Huntingdonshire. The Community Health Improvement Programme (Chip) helps people gain health by making changes to eating habits. T

A HEALTH improvement programme, which aims to help reduce health risks in overweight people, will begin this September across Huntingdonshire.

The Community Health Improvement Programme (Chip) helps people gain health by making changes to eating habits. The aim is to help reduce risks of being obese, having high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and osteoarthritis.

Veronica Martin, Chip co-ordinator, said: "With the help of fitness professionals and dieticians, we aim to support people, through a fun programme, to lose several inches and weight through small changes in eating and activity.

"These improvements have a measurable impact on health. Realistic weight-loss can be achieved through simple changes."


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Groups will start in the middle of September in Ramsey, Huntingdon and St Neots.

INFORMATION: To get involved you need to contact your GP or practice nurse. Referrals are being made until September 10 and run for 12 weeks. The programme is suitable for 18 to 65 year-olds in Huntingdonshire who have a body mass index of 28 or more with a related illness, or a BMI or 30 or more.

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