Here's a good way for people in Harborough to quit smoking and lose a few pounds in 2020

Would you like to quit smoking and lose a few pounds in 2020?

Friday, 10th January 2020, 10:07 am
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 10:49 am
Leicestershire County Council's weight management and stop smoking services aim to give you the support that will have a positive impact on their overall health and wellbeing.

Leicestershire County Council's weight management and stop smoking services aim to give you the support that will have a “positive impact on their overall health and wellbeing”.

Advisers are on hand to offer free, specialist support.

They can help you fight the flab, give cigarettes the boot and boost your mental and physical health via text, Skype, phone or face-to-face appointments.

Cllr Lee Breckon, the county council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “The new year is a time where people make pledges to get fitter and improve their health.

“Quitting smoking is a great place to start.

“We hope people across the county will take advantage of the free support that is on offer and use the new year as an opportunity to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.”

The weight management service offers lifestyle tips that can fit into daily routines straight away.

The team offers expert advice on nutrition and exercise to people struggling to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

The Quit Ready stop-smoking service offers a range of support.

That stretches through a 12-week programme to becoming a non-smoker as well as an online calculator to see how much money you will save.

Both services are “non-judgemental, confidential and free”.

To find out more visit the council’s website at: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/healthier-youYou can also call the Quit Ready team on 0345 646 6666 or weight management team on 0116 305 1510.