Nutrition and Physical Activity

East Dunbartonshire HSCP aims to improve the health and wellbeing of communities through improved nutrition and increased physical activity. In support of this, the HSCP provides services to increase knowledge and awareness of the benefits of healthy eating and exercise.

Weight Management

Weigh to Go

This service is for young people aged 12 to 18 who are overweight and want to lose or manage their weight.

Weigh to Go incorporates on-going support from a Weigh to Go Nurse and Commercial Weight Management Services to encourage healthy, sustainable and successful weight loss. Healthy eating practices and physical activity will compliment this and you will be encouraged by the team.

Call the Youth Health Service on 0141 451 2727 or visit the website www.yhs-ng.co.uk

Waist Winners

Waist Winners is an eight week weight management programme that can help people to achieve a steady weight loss by making small changes to diet and activity.

There is a small cost of £2.70 per session.

Call the Health & Fitness team on 0141 578 8457.

Weight Watchers

This free service is for people who have diabetes, heart disease or have had a stroke.

Call 0141 211 3379, Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm.

Walking

For information on free, local guided walks carried out by the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust,

please visit the website on https://www.edlc.co.uk/sport-leisure/health/walking

Vitality

Vitality is a programme of exercise classes that supports participants to exercise at a level suitable for their abilities. Classes are designed to help build and maintain strength, coordination, endurance and flexibility.

The classes are suitable for people with different physical abilities and medical conditions including Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), cardiac conditions, osteoporosis, cognitive impairments and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They also suit people who have a fear of falling or find that their strength and balance is impacting on their daily life.

Call 0141 232 1860 to discuss classes and book.

Please note that a small charge applies and varies by Local Authority

Live Active

Live Active Advisors help people who are not active to build the confidence needed to make positive lifestyle changes. They develop individual support packages, provide supported activity sessions and help people to set goals.

Call 0141 232 1860, visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/getactive or speak to your health professional.

Breastfeeding Baby Cafe

The Baby Cafe is a free drop-in service providing a friendly and informal environment offering support and information for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families. Mums can chat to others and also get one-to-one help from specially trained staff.

It takes place every Tuesday 2-4pm in the Hillhead Community Centre.