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Being overweight can have a significant impact on your health. It can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and Type 2 Diabetes. By reducing your weight to within a healthy range you can help protect your future health.
The weight management service is FREE you can visit one of our stores on a weekly basis to be weighed by our trained friendly staff, you will be given advice and motivational support on your weight loss journey.
Some of our stores can do a full body composition analysis, this will measure your muscle mass, body mass, hydration levels, metabolic age and much, much more.**
At Rowlands pharmacy we have a range of products to help you on your weight loss journey these can be purchased in store where you will receive bespoke healthy living advice depending on your current lifestyle.
Your consultation will take place in a private consultation area in complete confidence for peace of mind.
As part of the weight management service we can calculate your body mass index (BMI) so you can find out if you need to take steps to lose weight. BMI compares your weight to your height and gender.
Below are the classifications for BMI.
|Less than 18.5||Underweight|
|18.5 - 24.9||Healthy Weight|
|25 - 29.9||Over Weight|
|30 - 39.9||Obese|
|40 or more||Severely Obese|
Being overweight (BMI above 25) can have a negative impact your health. If your BMI is above 30 your weight is putting your health at considerable risk.
Please Note: BMI is not a suitable measure for everyone particularly when used in isolation. Waist measurements are often used with BMI to see where fat is being stored within the body.
If you are overweight or obese you can improve many areas of your health by reducing your weight.
For example, An obese adult is 3 times more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes or high blood pressure than an adult who is of a healthy weight1. These risks can be reversed by reducing your weight to within the healthy range.
Evidence shows that the best way to lose weight is to make long-term changes to diet and physical activity that result in a steady rate of weight loss. Aim to lose weight at around 0.5kg to 1kg a week (1lb to 2lb), until you achieve a healthy BMI.
There are a number of ways in which you can lose weight. Pop into your local Rowlands pharmacy now for more information on the options available to you.
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1 NICE CKS Obesity
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