Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub

Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Jubilee Way, Orford, Warrington, WA2 8HE. Tel: 01925 572504

Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub is the flagship site for LiveWire CIC, and is the biggest and most exciting community facility to be built in a generation in Warrington. The £32m new build is an exciting regeneration initiative, and the only Olympic Legacy facility built outside London for the 2012 Olympics. The fantastic facilities and activities within the site provide unrivalled opportunities for the local community in take part in sport and physical activity, improve their health and provide cultural and education opportunities.

Opening times:

Monday 6am-11pm

Tuesday 6am-11pm (Pool opens at 7am)

Wednesday 6am-11pm

Thursday 6am-11pm (Pool opens at 7am)

Friday 6am-11pm

Saturday 7.30am-8.30pm

Sunday 7.30am-10pm

Facilities include:

Aerobics –For the class enthuasiast, there is no wider range or better quality of programme than here at Orford. The 2 identical studios on site have fantastic specifications, with 192m2 of wood sprung floors to minimise the impact on the joints, superb dedicated PAS sound systems and full length mirrors with balance bar's to follow and adjust your technique. The equipment is also of excellent quality, ensuring we can deliver high quality in every one of our 64 classes per week.

Swimming -The Swimming timetable at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub offers a wide variety of pre-bookable or open public sessions.

Childrens Activities - For further information please call 01925 572504

Fitness Suite -Our fitness suite is equipped with 80 stations of the market leading TechnoGym equipment. All cardio vascular excercise equipment is fitted with a media screen, meaning that you can watch and listen to your choice of TV or Radio. The equipment is also fitted with heart rate monitoring equipment and TSG Key technology.Our suite is also staffed by our qualifed team of advisors during opening hours, so you can always benefit from casual tips and advice on meeting your training goals. Members are also able to book slots with our advisors to look at individually tailored programmes specifically designed to meet your training goals, whether that is losing weight, improving muscle tone or training toward an event. Any new user must undertake an induction, and these are free to people taking out a monthly membership. For further information please call 01925 572502.

Squash -There are 2 squash courts at Orford Jubilee Hub, one competitive standard glass backed court, and one enclosed court for those who are less confident players who aren't so keen on being viewed! The take up of squash has increased rapidly with the introduction of court hire being included as part of our monthly membership packages, but they are also still available for causal pay and play hire. Squash rackets can be hire from reception by leaving a £5 deposit per racket, balls must be purchased.

Outdoor Pitches -Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub has the most expansive and best quality football facilities in Warrington, which are an impressive mix of new and redeveloped facilities. The centrepiece of the facility development is a brand new, full sized and floodlit 3G artificial turf pitch, which is available to hire and suitable for training as well as UEFA approved for competitive matches. The facility has also benefitted from 4 new grass pitches, which offer a superb surface and a high quality drainage system.

Culcheth Community Campus

Culcheth High School Community Campus
Warrington Road, Culcheth, Warrington, WA3 5HH. Tel: 01925 768500

Welcome to Culcheth High School Community Campus. Live Wire opened its brand new community area on the 15th August 2010. We invite the community of Culcheth and its wider catchment area to come and see our exciting new facilities, located in the heart of Culcheth Community High School and we share with partners such as Sure Start Children's Centre.

Please feel free to drop in and have a tour of our new facilities, and take a look at our state of the art fitness suite.

Our facilities consist of a state-of-the-art Fitness Suite, Outdoor All Weather Pitch, Outdoor Multi Use Games Area, Indoor Sportshall, Dance Studio, Community Rooms, Auditorium, Activity Hall and Music recording studio.

Contact the centre for prices and availability on private bookings.

Opening Times

Monday 6am-10.30pm

Tuesday 7.15am-10.30pm

Wednesday 6am-10.30pm

Thursday 7.15am - 10.30pm

Friday 7.15am - 10.30pm

Saturday 8.30am-5pm

Sunday 8.30am-5pm

Broomfields Leisure Centre

Broomfields Leisure Centre
Broomfields Road, Appleton, Warrington. WA4 3AE
Tel no: 01925 268768

Welcome to Broomfields Leisure Centre website. Please take the opportunity to discover the huge variety of activities and sports we are able to cater for at the centre. Working in partnership with Bridgewater High School, Broomfields Leisure Centre provides a quality programme to cater for the community. We pride ourselves on being one of the premier leisure providers in the town and are committed to offering you a memorable leisure experience. 

The fitness suite was refurbished in  December 2010 with new TechnoGym equipment. In addition the Sportshall has been improved in April 2011, which included updating the decor and the resurfacing of the Sportshall floor. Broomfields was also extensively updated in 2006 with an upgrade of the all-weather pitch, improved parking and access to a new dance studio.

Facilities include aerobics, swimming pool, children's activities, astro turf pitch, sports hall and sauna.

Opening Times

Monday 7am -10.45pm

Tuesday 6am - 10.45pm

Wednesday 7am - 7am - 10.45

Thursday 6am - 10.45pm

Friday 7am 10.45pm

Saturday 8am-8.45pm

Sunday 8am-8.30pm

Great Sankey Leisure Centre

Great Sankey Leisure Centre
Barrow Hall Lane, Great Sankey, Warrington. WA5 3AA
Tel No: 01925 724411 Fax No: 01925 724412

Welcome to Great Sankey Leisure Centre. We are truly a facility that offers something for everyone.

With a comprehensive range of facilities, including a fantastic fitness suite, combined with an innovative programme of activities means all the family can enjoy the centre.

As a team of dedicated staff we pride ourselves on offering a warm and friendly welcome and encouraging our users to gain the maximum benefit from their leisure time. Young, old or participating as a family it's well worth paying us a visit.

You won't be disappointed!

Our facilities include aerobics, swimming, children's activities (martial arts, trampolining, gymnastics and cycling), astro turf pitch and sports hall.

Opening Times

Monday 7am -10.45pm

Tuesday 6am -11pm

Wednesday 7am - 10.45

Thursday 6am - 11pm

Friday 7am - 10.30pm

Saturday 8am - 9pm

Sunday 8.30am - 10.30pm

Woolston Neighbourhood Hub

Woolston Neighbourhood Hub
Hall Road, Woolston, Warrington. WA1 4PN
Tel No: 01925 813939 Fax No: 01925 813989

The Hub represents a modern initiative for service delivery in Warrington, responding to the need to make services easily accessible, flexible, and through the co-location of services, available to a wider range of our community.

The Woolston Neighbourhood Hub brings together a diverse range of local services including;

Leisure - Wet and dry facilities and superb fitness suite to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Library Services - With express drop off facilities for extended opening times.
G. P. Surgery - Modern facilities due to open to the public early in 2012.
Children's Centre - Providing a mixture of fun sessions for children with healthcare support for child development.
Base for the East Neighbourhood Area Co-ordinator
Base for the Police Community Support Officers

Facilities include aerobics, swimming, children's activities, fitness suite, squash and saunas.

Opening Times

Monday 7am-10pm

Tuesday 7am-10pm

Wednesday 7am-10pm

Thursday 7am-10pm

Friday 7am-10pm

Saturday 8.15am-6pm

Sunday 8.15am-6pm

Birchwood Leisure and Tennis Complex

Birchwood Leisure & Tennis Complex
Benson Road,
Birchwood,
Warrington
WA3 7PQ

Tel: 01925-458130

Birchwood Leisure & Tennis Complex, working closely in partnership with

Birchwood Community High School, the Lawn Tennis Association and NHS-Warrington to name but a few, offer a year round, high quality programme for all ages and all abilities in a variety of activities.

Birchwood Leisure & Tennis Complex was extended from its original four tennis courts into the impressive multi-purpose site you see today following a lottery grant and the centre was opening by Tennis great, Illie Nastasi in 1998. The sports hall within the centre is managed by the adjacent Birchwood Community High School and caters for a variety of sporting activities including badminton and volleyball, and hosts regional gymnastics and dance competitions. The centre also hosts National League basketball competitions.

Located in the heart of Birchwood, the Leisure & Tennis Complex offers the latest in resistance and cardio-vascular fitness equipment. The 54 station fitness suite is staffed by fully qualified, dedicated and experienced fitness staff trained in all aspects of fitness conditioning including personal training, diet and rehabilitation.

The centre offers a full and diverse programme of aerobic classes ranging from seated exercise classes for more senior or less fit to high impact classes for the more active.

The Toning Salon is a relaxed suite with 7 Toning Tables where you can lay back and let the table do the work for you; the revolutionary way to lose excess inches. This convenient exercise system will suit you because there is no sweat, no pain and no strain.

In partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association and under the guidance of our Tennis Development Officer the centre boasts a comprehensive development programme for all ages and abilities of player.

Following the guidelines of the Blue Print for British Tennis and the Guide to Excellence, our fully qualified professional tennis coaches ensure the centre develops  players to reach their potential. The structure of the Pathway to Continuous Improvement is the basis of our lesson programme for all players from 4 years of age through to county and regional standards with our performance coaches. Invitational sessions are coordinated through our Development Officer for children showing the potential to meet the LTA performance standards.

Opening Times

Monday 6am -10.30pm

Tuesday 7am -10.30pm

Wednesday 6am - 10.30pm

Thursday 7am - 10.30pm

Friday 6am - 10.30pm

Saturday 7am - 6.15pm

Sunday 9am - 6.15pm

Membership Options

Do you use Live Wires' facilities on a regular basis?

If so, why not take out a Leisure Membership and you could start saving money straight away!

No joining fee to pay plus all memberships include a free Wellbeing Card

All Inclusive memberships for all our sites

Anytime or daytime to suit your needs

No fixed term contact.

All Inclusive Anytime from £20.00 per month or from £200.00 per annum**

Applies to the following facilities / activities

Unlimited use of the fitness suites. Unlimited use of the swimming pools. Unlimited use of the sauna / steam. A variety of exercise classes. Free badminton and squash*. Free indoor off-peak and outdoor tennis . Free induction. Free hire of equipment. Toning salon*. Free Wellbeing Card

All Inclusive Daytime from £12.00 per month or from £120.00 per annum**

Applies to the following facilities / activities

Monday – Friday 7.00am – 5.00pm

Use of the fitness suites. Use of the swimming pools*. Use of the sauna / steam. A variety of exercise classes. Free badminton and squash*. Free indoor and outdoor tennis*. Free induction. Free hire of equipment. Toning salon*. Free Wellbeing Card

Youth Plus (14-15yrs) £12.00 per month or £120.00 per annum

Monday to Friday before 5.00pm & Fitness Suite from 2.00pm Saturday/Sunday*

Junior weights sessions. Use of the fitness suites*. Unlimited use of the swimming pools*. Free badminton and squash*. Free indoor and outdoor tennis*. Free fitness suite induction. Free Wellbeing Card

Junior Plus (11-13 years) £10.00per month or £100.00 per annum

Monday to Friday before 5.00pm

Junior weights sessions. Free fitness suite induction. Unlimited use of the swimming pool*. Free badminton and squash*. Free indoor and outdoor tennis*. Free Wellbeing Card

Junior (8-10yrs) £6.00 per month or £60.00 per annum

Monday to Friday 7.00am – 5.00pm

Unlimited use of the swimming pools*. Free badminton and squash*. Free indoor and outdoor tennis*. Free Wellbeing Card

Aqua 60 Plus £8.00 per month or £80.00 per annum

Unlimited use of the swimming pools. Free Wellbeing Card

Complimentary Leisure Service for Carers

Are you a carer aged 16 or over caring for an adult?
Are you a resident of Warrington?
You may be eligible for our Complimentary Leisure Service. For more information please call 01925 444239, email Adult Social Care or visitwww.mylifemyway.co.uk

* Certain restrictions may apply. Please note that an induction is required before using the fitness suite and toning salon. The Wellbeing Card entitles the holder to between 10% and 40% off selected Leisure Warrington activities outside your chosen membership package.  Full payment for annual memberships to be made at the time of the membership completion.
To view a full list of membership options, eligibility for special rates and prices click here:

* 14/15 year olds must at all times be accompanied within the fitness suite by a responsible adult age 18+.

Corporate Membership

A Live Wire Corporate membership may cost less than you think.

We provide companies with a full range of corporate health solutions.

With absenteeism costing UK companies £14 billion per annum, companies are offering employees health related benefits in order to reduce this cost plus gain additional benefits from a healthier workforce such as :-

Improved morale
Staff retention
Increased productivity
Reduced healthcare costs

These benefits can be tracked through :-

Reduced sick days taken
Retention of staff through improved average length of employment
Recruitment of new staff
Measurable employee health improvements
Reduction of workplace related injuries / days off (stress, RSI, back problems)

All the facilities you need... on your doorstep

6 fitness suites
7 swimming pools
Sauna / steam rooms
130+ fitness classes a week
Training programmes
Fully qualifed fitness instructors

No joining fee & free inductions with every membership taken

For more information contact  Emma Hutchinson 01925 572504

LiveWire Libraries

With 11 libraries across Warrington, your library is the heart of the community. It's a gateway to a world of information and delight, offering a safe place for you to relax, browse and enjoy a wide range of services – all designed with you in mind.

There's something for everyone ...

Discover local and family history

Use free computers to email and search the internet

Check your library account and renew your items.

Search the online catalogue, reserve items online and check your library account

Explore books, audio books and eBooks for all ages

Enjoy free storytimes and rhymetimes with your little ones

Experience books brought to life through events

Brush up your workplace skills and cv

Share your reading experience with a book group

Birchwood Library, Brock Road, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 7PT, 01925 827491

Opening hours

Monday - 9.30am to 5pm

Tuesday - 9.30am to 5pm

Wednesday - 9.30am to 1pm

Thursday - 9.30am to 5pm

Friday - 9.30am to 7pm

Saturday - 9.30am to 1pm

Birchwood Library is part of Birchwood Community High School, and opposite to the Leisure and Tennis Complex. Turn off Dewhurst Road into Benson Road, and Brock Road is the first left.

Burtonwood Library, Chapel Lane, Burtonwood, Warrington, WA5 4PS, 01925 226563

Opening hours

Monday – 2pm to 5pm

Tuesday – 2pm to 5pm

Wednesday - 2pm to 5pm

Thursday – 2pm to 7pm

Friday – closed

Saturday - 9.30am to 1pm

Burtonwood Library is opposite The Chapel House pub and St Michael's Church.

Culcheth Library, Warrington Road, Culcheth, Warrington, WA3 5SL, 01925 763293

Opening hours

Monday - 2pm to 5pm

Tuesday - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm

Wednesday - 2pm to 5pm

Thursday - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Friday - 1.30pm to 5pm

Saturday - 9.30am to 1pm

Culcheth library is on Warrington Road, near the pelican crossing, and opposite The Harrow.

Lymm Library, Davies Way, Lymm, Warrington, WA13 0QW, 01925 754367

Opening hours

Monday –10am to 5pm

Tuesday – 10am to 5pm

Wednesday – 1pm to 5pm

Thursday – 10am to 7pm

Friday – 1pm to 5pm

Saturday - 10am to 4pm

Davies Way is just off Brookfield Road, after the church.

The Library at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Orford Park Library, Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Jubilee Way, Orford, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 8HE, 01925 572504

Opening Hours

Monday  - 9 am to 4 pm

Tuesday - 1 pm to 7 pm

Wednesday -  9 am to 7 pm

Thursday - 1 pm to 7 pm

Friday - 1 pm to 4 pm

Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday - 11 pm to 2 pm

From A49 Winwick Road: Turn at junction next to the Decathlon store

Padgate Library, Insall Road, Padgate, Warrington, WA2 0HD, 01925 818096

Opening hours

Monday –9.30am to 5pm

Tuesday – 9.30am to 5pm

Wednesday – 9.30am to 1pm

Thursday – 9.30am to 7pm

Friday – 9.30am to 5pm

Saturday – 9.30am to 1pm

Padgate Library is part of the Lysander Community High School complex - the library is on the left hand side of the school.

Penketh Library, Honiton Way, Penketh, Warrington, WA5 2EY 01925 723730

Opening Hours

Monday - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm

Tuesday - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Wednesday - 2pm to 5pm

Thursday - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm

Friday - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Saturday - 9.30am to 1pm

Honiton Way is off Greystone Road and the library is near to the shopping precinct.

Stockton Heath Library, Alexandra Park, Stockton Heath, Warrington, WA4 2AN   01925 261148

Opening hours

Monday – 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Tuesday – 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm

Wednesday – closed

Thursday – 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm

Friday – 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Saturday – 9.30am to 1pm

At the central traffic lights in Stockton Heath, proceed along Grappenhall Road and turn immediately left into Victoria Road. At the end, the library is in front of you inside Alexandra Park.

Warrington Library, Museum Street, Cultural Quarter, Warrington, WA1 1JB 01925 442889 - renewals and computer bookings 01925 442890 - general information

Library opening hours

Monday – 9am – 6pm

Tuesday – 9am – 6pm

Wednesday – 9am – 6pm

Thursday – 9am – 7pm

Friday – 9am – 5pm

Saturday – 9am to 4pm

Search room opening hours

Monday – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Tuesday – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Wednesday – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Thursday – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Saturday – 9.30am to 12.30pm

From Wilson Patten Street, turn right into Winmarleigh Street, following signs to Cultural Quarter. Turn first right into Museum Street, and the library is at the end of the street on the left hand side.

Westbrook Library, Westbrook Crescent, Westbrook, Warrington, WA5 8UG, 01925 416561

Opening hours

Monday – 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Tuesday – 2pm – 5pm

Wednesday – 9.30am – 1pm

Thursday – 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Friday – 2pm – 7pm

Saturday – 9.30am to 1pm

Turn off Cromwell Avenue into Westbrook Cresent, and turn immediately right into the Asda car park. At the mini roundabout by the petrol station, take the first exit and go straight ahead. Proceed directly ahead and turn into the car park ahead. The library is on the right hand side, at the end of the row of shops and offices.

Woolston Library, Woolston Neighbourhood Hub, Hall Road, Woolston, Warrington, WA1 4PN, 01925 813939

Opening Hours

Monday - 10am to 7pm

Tuesday - 10am to 7pm

Wednesday - 12.30pm to 7pm

Thursday - 10am to 7pm

Friday - 12.30pm to 4pm

Saturday - 10am to 4pm

Sunday - 10am to 1pm

From Manchester Road heading towards the M6, turn left into Laburnum Avenue. At the end of the road turn right into Hall Road, and the library is situated on the right inside the new neighbourhood hub.

LiveWire Lifestyles

The Lifestyle Service encourages and supports people to stop smoking and help them reduce their weight by increasing their exercise levels and eating healthy, in the short term and the longer term.

The service will support people, in line with nationally recognised good practice and guidance (including NICE and DH Guidance), on a six to eight week programme of one-to-one motivational support or group sessions.  In addition, forsmoking cessation there will also be a choice of treatments available through prescription. On completion of the programme, plans and exit routes will be developed with each individual as part of helping them to maintain their new healthy lifestyles.

The range of Lifestyle Services will be based in the community, workplaces, and health settings and will be staffed by specifically trained lifestyles advisers.

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Being physically active is important for ALL ages and abilities and the health benefits gained from an active lifestyle are undeniable.

The key to physical activity is doing something that you enjoy.... and lots of it... no matter what your interest and ability Live Wire can undoubtedly accommodate you.

What are the benefits of being physically active?

The World Health Organisation defines physical activity as " a fundamental means of maintaining and improving peoples physical and mental health"

This means that the health benefits gained from living an active life can be numerous and reduce the incidence of, or dramatically improve certain health conditions such as:

Heart Disease (Angina, CHD)Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)Weight control (obesity)Mental IllnessArthritisDiabetesCertain Cancers

What activity should I be doing?

Firstly, remember it needs to be something you enjoy!

This activity can literally be anything and may include one (or more) of the following:

Walking or joggingCyclingGoing to the gymSwimmingDancingExercise classes like aerobicsCompetitive sports, such as badminton or tennis

How often should I be physically active?

We should be physically active as often as possible.

The Department of Health recommends that adults should aim for at least:

"30 minutes of a moderately intense activity at least 5 times a week"

The guideline is "moderate activity"! This means something that gets you a little out of breath. As long as the activity raises you heart rate a little and gets you a bit sweaty, you're doing ok!

Can I do too much physical activity?

The simple answer is yes...but this is uncommon.

Firstly, everyone is different. Some people may have more specific needs or health conditions which need special attention.

Most of these people can and should undertake some kind of suitable activity and with Live Wire this is possible. Reach for Health is a service in conjunction with NHS-Warrington and supports those who need special or additional support with exercise or activity. If you feel this may be for you click here:

For everyone else, the key is to be sensible. Listen to your own body and if you feel over tired or a little stiff, then relax and exercise on another day.

Spread your activity over the week and, most importantly, make sure that what you do is enjoyable.

HEALTHY EATING

Just like physical activity, the link between eating a healthy balanced and varied diet and health is indisputable. The next few tabs may help to answer some of the common questions about the relationship between food, diet and health.

What should I eat?

Easy! A little bit of everything!

A good diet is varied and enjoys foods of different colours, textures, flavours and origins. A good diet is all about BALANCE, VARIETY & MODERATION.

As a general guide, a diet should be broken down into the following:

Most MEN should aim to consume 2000 – 2500Kcal
Most WOMEN should aim to consume 1500 – 2000Kcal

CARBOHYDRATE = 40 – 50%

These types of foods include:

Grains
Rice
Pasta
Fruit & Vegetables

PROTEIN = 20 –30%

These types of food include:

Fish
Meat
Dairy products

FATS = 10 –20%

These types of foods include the good fats:

These should be good fats such as olive oil or Virgin coconut oil.

How do I loose weight?

This is such a common area of discussion and debate, which can seem confusing, but it does NOT have to be!

When an individual is looking to lose weight they, ultimately, need an energy imbalance!

How a person decides to get this imbalance is what causes the confusion and debate! Tactics used by people include dieting, increasing exercise, cutting out certain types of food or just not eating at all.

These all do the same thing...cause an energy imbalance, so more calories are expendedthan consumed!

What is important to remember is that for most individuals, initial success in weight loss relates poorly to long-term success. All research suggests that just limiting calories is not going to work...in the long run!

The main thing that needs to change is YOU! Your thoughts, feelings, ideals and tactics to lose weight!

Activity needs to be often (at least 5 x week) and calories need to be counted (don't go over your daily allowance)!

Once this is established, then just stick with it!

A healthy weight loss is from 0.5 to l.0lb a week (that's around 600g on metric scales) and therefore a substantial and maintained weight loss can take time. However, being fit and healthy AND losing weight is a lifestyle approach and not just for Christmas.

When you lose weight with exercise you are only losing the fat. This is opposed to the no exercise/consume less calories method which will cost you lean tissue that you want to keep, like muscle, cartilage and bone.

Depending on the type of exercise you do, you may even add more muscle. The great thing about this is that muscle is more active than fat and will help you burn more calories.

Exercise also helps to normalise your body functions and vigorous exercise can actually depress your appetite! When you provide it, your body will be able to start to return to the natural and healthy state that is want to be in.

This is why achieving healthy weight loss with exercise is so much easier than without it.

Top 10 Tips to Help with Eating Healthy!

Make each meal as colourful as possible:

Use lots of different vegetables and fruits, this will help get your full spectrum of essential vitamins and Minerals.

Eat 5 fruit/Vegetables a day:

This will help to bulk up your diet and allow for sustained energy and decreased cravings.

Drink lots of Water:

The body is mainly water, so this will help with concentration and digestion.

Use the most raw ingredients possible:

Raw ingredients are usually fresh ingredients and therefore tend to have less salt, sugar and additives in.

Cook:

People who spend time cooking tend to have better, more balanced diets.

Don't rush. Enjoy your food and take time to eat it:

Don't eat to quickly. Take time with a drink and enjoy what you eat.

Try something new:

Don't be scared. Try that unusual looking vegetable.

Don't be greedy! Eat till your satisfied, not until you feel stuffed:

Don't stuff yourself and eat for the sake of eating. Eat until you are full and then set aside the food or save for another mealtime.

Don't over do it! Portion size is important. Don't pile too much on:

Take account of how much you eat. Calories can deceive by using unusual amounts for their Kcal content. Have some kitchen scales always at hand.

Enjoy your food:

Don't force yourself to eat foods which you think are good for you but you don't like. Though you can't necessarily eat what you like, you should definitely like what you eat.

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Reach for Health

Reach for health is an exercise on referral programme. It is designed to:

Increase physical activity levels in high risk populations

Reduce obesity and other risk factors through the provision of structured exercise opportunities for high risk populations

Contribute to a reduction in hospital admissions for chronic long term conditions.

For more information on exercise or how to access these services please call 01925 843714.

Stay on your Feet

Stay on your feet is designed an exercise programme suitable for those ages 65+. It aims to:

To improve the balance, muscle strength and flexibility of older people in Warrington

To improve the sustained engagement of older people in exercise

To reduce the risk of falling during and post participation in the programme.

For more information on exercise or how to access these services please call 01925 843715.

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Smoking Cessation

Giving up smoking can be difficult on your own. Through this service you can give up smoking with the help of our advisors. You can see an NHS Warrington Stop Smoking Advisor face to face and clinics are nearby and accessible.

Every year, another 340,000 children in the UK are tempted to try smoking and research has shown that they are more likely to be attracted by designed tobacco packs, than by plain packs.

All the support you receive is free and you can choose between group support or one to one.

For more information contact the team on 01925 843713.

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Healthy Weight Service

The service focuses on healthy lifestyle advice. We offer an effective, safe approach for patients/clients to change behaviour by incorporate healthy eating, exercise and cooking skills into their life.

Patients have an initial assessment to ensure they receive the most appropriate service. Support comes in the form of an 8 weeks healthy weight group, a 4 week one to one or attendance at the weekly drop-in clinic(appointment not necessary). Patients are followed up for 12 months and offered weekly support before and after their selected programme at the drop-in.

This service is suitable for overweight and obese adults (16+) in Warrington. Referrals to this service can be made by your GP or as a self referral by contacting the team or attending the Drop-in Clinic.

Cook Healthy Eat Well (CHEW)

CHEW is a 4 week practical cooking course which can be accessed through the GP or self referral. The course includes - cooking skills, healthy eating, food labelling, menu planning, eating on a budget and how to stay motivated.

This service is suitable for mainly adults (16+) who require help or ideas with their cooking skills. Please contact the team directly to discuss your needs.

Lifestyles Healthy Weight Drop-in Clinic Opening Hours

No appointment is required for ongoing support. For an informal chat, information or a weight check the times are as follows:

Monday 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm Westy Community Centre

Monday 5.00 pm - 6.45 pm Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesday 9.00 am - 10.00 am Woolston Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesday 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub

Thursday 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Warrington Collegiate

Friday 9.00 am -10.00 pm Culcheth Community Campus

This service is suitable for adults (16+) who would like advice/help with being a healthy weight.

Train the Trainer (up and coming)

We are aiming to introduce a training programme to educate other health professionals and /or community groups/volunteers to cascade healthy lifestyle knowledge further into the community.

Contact Details

Address:
Food & Health Team

Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub

Jubilee Way

Warrington

Cheshire

WA2 8HE

01925 843745