Lite 4 Life Weight Management

Tees Active’s Lite 4 Life initiative is a 12 week group weight management programme that educates, supports and promotes sustainable lifestyle changes to prevent long term complications, which can arise from being over weight. Participants will learn about diet and physical activity to enable them to change their lifestyle and improve their overall health and wellbeing. Lite 4 Life has been running in partnership with Public Health for many years via referral from General Practitioners, however the programme is now open for self referral for any residents living in Stockton-on-Tees.

Who is the Lite 4 Life programme for?

The Lite 4 Life programme is aimed at individuals who may be experiencing a number of conditions such as Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, joint pain, low mental health or any weight related conditions. You must also have a BMI of 25 and over and be aged 16+.

If you would like to discuss your eligibility please contact us at referral@teesactive.co.uk or phone 01642 526740.

Lite 4 Life Programme Information

Weekly 1 hour sessions

The course includes 12 weekly 1 hour sessions giving advice and education on positive lifestyle changes.

Education

Each week you will explore a wide range of topics and gain the knowledge and understanding to make a long term sustainable change to your lifestyle.

Weekly weigh-in

Participants will be weighed each week to monitor progress and record results.

Free Activity Pass

Participants will benefit from 10 weeks unlimited access to Activ8's 4 gyms, fitness classes (low intensity class available) and 4 swimming pools. Plus online live and on demand workouts are available.

Fitness Plan

Participants will receive a tailored exercise plan from our instructors to follow at home or in one of our venues.

Nutrional Support

Advice and healthy eating workshops to help educate you and make the right choices and plan recipes. Plus weekly support from Activ8 instructors on dieting.

Mental Health Support

MIND will be offering support and advice on mental health issues caused by being overweight and how to improve these through the impact of exercise and eating well.

Extra Physical Activity

We also encourage you to stay active in other ways e.g walking and increasing your steps.

Now that I understand the food I eat, I make better choices and feel much more confident and happy in my own body!

Choose the most suitable option for you

Option 1: In person

In venues
  • Includes 10 week activity pass
  • Access to on demand and live streaming

Option 2: Online

Online
  • Weekly sessions attended online
  • Includes 10 week activity pass
  • Access to on demand and live streaming

FAQs

Here’s some useful tips for leading a healthier lifestyle…

Eat regularly

Always have a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eating breakfast kick-starts your metabolism and consuming food at regular intervals maintains this throughout the day. Skipping meals decreases your metabolism.

Drink Sensibly

If you drink alcohol, drink sensibly. Women should not exceed
2-3 units per day and men should not exceed 3-4 units per
day. Remember though that all alcoholic drinks are high in
calories and contain very little nutrition.

Portion size

Use around a 9” plate at meal times. Vegetables should cover half your plate, carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice or pasta should cover a quarter and lean meat or fish should cover the final quarter.

Eat a variety of foods

This is to ensure that you receive all the nutrients your body needs e.g. vitamins, minerals, energy, protein, calcium, fluids etc.

Move more!

Regular exercise burns calories. Increasing your muscle mass also increases your metabolism. Therefore combine cardiovascular exercises like jogging and walking with resistance exercises like lifting weights or doing body weight exercises.

Important Exclusion Criteria

There are a number of health conditions that will unfortunately prevent acceptance to the Lite 4 Life programme. If you would like to discuss your personal circumstances confidentially with a member of our health team please email referral@teesactive.co.uk

Refer Now

Please complete this referral form and a member of the health team will be in touch to discuss your application to the Lite 4 Life weight management scheme. In some instances we may need to contact your GP in relation to any pre-existing medical conditions.

 

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