Weight and exercise scheme is launched

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi
Dr Sakthi Karunanithi

A new service to encourage people to lose weight and live a more active and healthy lifestyle is being launched in Lancashire.

The Active Lives and Healthy Weight service, which began operating in June, has been commissioned by Lancashire County Council. This service will focus on tackling obesity and encouraging people to manage weight. Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Lancashire County Council’s director of public health, said: “Obesity is one of the biggest preventable causes of early death alongside smoking.”

Obesity is one of the biggest preventable causes of early death alongside smoking

In Fylde and Wyre, the scheme is delivered by the Fylde Coast YMCA. The scheme will be called ‘Y Active’ for active lives and ‘Y Weight’ for healthy weight.

To find out more about the scheme, call Lisa Birtwistle on (01253) 882105 or email lisa.birtwistle@fyldecoastymca.org.