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DHWBT Newsletter Posted or Updated on 11 Jun 2024

Upcoming Health and Wellbeing Events

Cholesterol Workshop

20th March 2024 at 5.15pm to 6.15pm at Prestbury Medical Practice, 2 Broadway, WV10 8EB

A GP, Dietician, Fitness Trainer and the HWBC’s will all be there.

Find out what cholesterol is, the risks and how to control it. This is a repeat of February’s popular workshop, but for those of you who can only make evenings,

Bushbury Litter Busters

21st March 2024 at 5.00pm to 6.00pm at Prestbury Medical Practice, 2 Broadway, WV10 8EB

The HWBC’s will be starting from Prestbury Medical Practice, picking up as much litter as possible in Bushbury and then returning to the practice. We are proud to serve the Bushbury area and want to keep it looking great. It is better for the community’s mental health to live in a well-kept area and we will be getting our 10,000 steps in for the day for our physical health.

National Nutrition Month

Nutrition is the study of food and how it affects us, especially physically, and how we use food. Food helps us survive, but having a nutritious diet also improves our quality of life. It helps us live longer and avoid illnesses and diseases. A nutritious diet is one that has all six main classes of nutrients:

  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Fat
  3. Protein
  4. Vitamins
  5. Minerals
  6. Water

11th March marks the start of National Hydration Week, adults should aim for approximately 1.5 to 2 litres of water a day.

Eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day: a portion is 1 apple, 1 banana, 1 pear, 1 orange or 1 nectarine. A portion is 2 broccoli spears, 3 heaped tablespoons of cooked vegetables such as” carrots, peas or sweetcorn. A portion is 3 celery sticks, a 5cm piece of cucumber, 1 medium tomato or 7 cherry tomatoes. I bet a portion is less than you thought!

Keep a mood and food diary: This will help you not only keep track of what you are eating, but also why you are eating and how you feel afterwards. It is a good way to reflect and notice any patterns.

What have we been doing?

On the 6th of February the Diatetic Health and Wellbeing Team organised the Cholesterol Workshop. It was well attended and the questions asked by yourself were insightful. Thank you for all of the positive feedback too; it means a lot to us. A big thank you to Dr Shrestha for answering so many questions. Our next Cholesterol Workshop is in the evening (20th March), as soon of you have told us that this is more convenient for you.

7 Week Health and Wellbeing Programme

Our Dietetic Health and Wellbeing Team run this programme. We started on the 20th of February at The New Bushbury Triangle, 10.30am to 12.30pm. We have been looking at behaviour change, sleep and water intake. Next week’s focus is physical activity and diet. It has been insightful and we thank everyone for sharing your experiences, as well as being supportive of everyone in the group. As always, Dr Shrestha was there to answer many of your medical questions.

Try something new

It is fun to try new food: nuts, seeds or oily fish that you have never had before, It can make meal times more interesting and ensure you are getting a 6 main classes of nutrients. Or try cooking food in a different way, you may actually like something you thought you didn’t. For example, if you do not like avocados, why not try making guacamole? If you do not like chick peas, why not try making hummus?

HWBC: I love boiled eggs. They are low in carbs and calories, yet very high in protein. They are also good for Vitamin B12.

Dietitian: The key is to eat a varied diet. Eat the rainbow: green vegetables, red peppers, blueberries; all the colours.

HWBC: I love avocados, they are high in fibre, magnesium, Vitamins B, C and E and may protect against Heart Disease, lower bad cholesterol and promote normal blood pressure.

Dietitian’s Myth Busting Bonus Tip

Fibre just stop constipation

The BDA state: A high fibre diet seems to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. Adults are recommended to get around 30g of dietary fibre each day for the general health benefits. However, the latest figures suggest that in the UK, the average fibre intake for adults is 18g, 60% of what it should be.

Weight Management Programme

Due to how well attended this programme is, we now have two sessions. Every Thursday, we have one at 10.00am and other at 11.00am at Prestbury Medical Practice, both sessions are already very popular. We have been enjoying the exercise routines from our fitness trainer and it has been great to see many of you tend the Wellbeing Walk afterwards. This week’s focus is Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and the Mediterranean diet. Our challenge between the Brilliant Blueberries and the Amazing Avocados is still on-going, who will be the champions this week?

Sharina (HWBC) has been undertaking training on smoking cessation. Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death in the UK. It increases your chance of getting 50 severe health conditions, including Cancer and Heart Disease. Children of parent(s) or guardian(s) who smoke, are more likely to smoke when they are older. Don’t let smoking drag you down. The 13th of March is National No Smoking Day!

Fitness Trainer’s Top Tip

Take some string, get someone to hold it and cut it at your height. Get the string and double it (fold it in half). It should be able to go around your waist, use your hip bones and belly button to help you find your waist.

Internation Reminders

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all our Irish friends.
Happy Easter to all our Christian friends,
A Happy Holi to all our Hindu friends.
Thinking of all our Muslim friends as Ramadan begins,
Happy St David’s Day to all our Welsh friends.
Happy Purim to all our Jewish friends.

A reminder of how to contact us

Just phone your GP surgery and ask reception to ‘task’ the Heath and Wellbeing Coaches with your enquiry. We will be in touch with you.

You can also self-refer for any of our programmes online.

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