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A New Year, a New Healthier You

Published date: February 2020

A New Year, a New Healthier You

By February the festive chocolates, Christmas cake and all the leftover booze have probably been consumed and maybe you are thinking now is a good time to make some lifestyle changes and embrace a healthier way of living.

In Norfolk more than two-thirds of adults are classed as overweight or obese and being overweight or obese can impact on your physical and mental health and increase your risk of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and developing certain types of cancer.

We all know we need to drink less alcohol, eat less fatty, sugary and processed food, be more active, drink more water and make healthy food choices whenever possible. However, putting it into practice is the hard part and many people find it easier joining a commercial weight loss group, with other likeminded folk who want to live a healthier and lighter life.

If you are someone who finds it easier joining a group and enjoys the encouragement and moral support of others to spur you into action, then here are some groups in Norfolk that may be of interest.

Please note, it’s advisable to talk to your GP first about the best weight loss options for you.

Slimming World

Founded in Alfreton, Derbyshire in 1969 by Margaret Miles-Bramwell, Margaret still remains the driving force behind Slimming World today.

Wherever you live in Norfolk, you should be able to find a Slimming World group close by:

Acle, Attleborough, Badersfield, Bradwell, Caister-on-Sea, Costessey, Cromer, Dereham, Dersingham, Diss, Downham Market, Drayton, East Harling, Fakenham, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Harleston, Hemsby, Hingham, Holt, Hopton-on-Sea, Horsford, Hunstanton, King’s Lynn, Loddon, Martham, Melton Constable, North Walsham, several in Norwich, Old Catton, Poringland, Rickinghall, Sheringham, Spixworth, Stalham, Swaffham, Thetford, Thorpe End, Thorpe St Andrew, Watton, Wisbech and Wymondham.

To find out more about Slimming World and your nearest Slimming World group, please go to the following website:

WW (formerly Weight Watchers)

Millions have been inspired to come together and begin a journey of positive, lasting change, to eat well and move more and connect with others. There are many WW workshops taking place each week in Norfolk……

Acle, Attleborough, Aylsham, Bawdeswell, Catton, Costessey, Dereham, Diss, Downham Market, Fakenham, Harleston, Heacham, Hellesdon, Holt, Hoveton, Litcham, Loddon, Long Stratton, Mildenhall, North Walsham, North Wootton, several in Norwich, Poringland, Sheringham, Sprowston, Swaffham, Thetford, Thurston, Wells-next-the-Sea and Wymondham.

To find out more about WW and your nearest WW workshop, please go to the following website:


LighterLife currently meet in Great Plumstead and will be also be meeting in Sprowston from March 2020.

To find out more about LighterLife, please go to their website:

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