New online tool empowering Dorset to get healthy

LIVEWELL Dorset is placing personalised, healthy living advice at the fingertips of the county.

My LiveWell is a new online tool with tailored tips to help adults in Dorset get healthy. Leading Public Health Dorset’s Prevention at Scale programme, LiveWell Dorset helps you make lifestyle changes that keep you healthier for longer.

LiveWell Dorset is provided by Public Health Dorset, a partnership of Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset County Council and the Borough of Poole Council. It supports the wider health care system as the public are signposted Dorset’s single point of access service.

Stuart Burley, Public Health Dorset head of programmes, said: “The health of the nation is at a critical point. We know that 70 per cent of adults have two or more unhealthy habits. We want to change that in Dorset.

“LiveWell Dorset can improve people’s health and wellbeing on a large scale. We’ve helped over 20,000 people take steps to get healthy to date and plan to support many more thousands in the future.”

Swapping unhealthy habits with healthy ones is tough, particularly when we don’t track our progress. After completing a short lifestyle assessment, you will create your own healthy living profile. My LiveWell finds solutions to healthy living barriers and enables you to record your steps to success.

Ivan, a resident of Dorchester, commented: “A year ago, I was at desperation point when I had to buy 42-inch waist suit trousers.

“I drank too much alcohol and had unhealthy eating habits. LiveWell Dorset helped me to explore my options and offered me a three-month kick start at a weight loss program. I’ve lost just over three stone.”

Owen, from Poole, added: “My clothes are now too big and I have had to buy new ones!

“My life has been transformed in the last six months. I have lost five stone in weight and now run three times a week. LiveWell Dorset gave me the helping hand I needed.”

Through My LiveWell, LiveWell Dorset turns this vision into reality. Every adult in the county can benefit from free healthy living advice and coaching.

Mr Burley added: “I’d encourage anyone thinking about making a lifestyle change to join My LiveWell.”

Find out more at www.livewelldorset.co.uk

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