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Weight Management

Get Moving with Counterweight is a free 12 week group programme which supports you to make small changes to your diet and lifestyle to help you manage your weight and become more active.  It is a new healthy lifestyle programme funded by NHS Borders in partnership with Live Borders.

The initial 12-week group programme consists of 12 weekly dietary and behaviour change sessions along with a tailored exercise session, which will support you to make the small changes required to lose 5-10% of your body weight.  Each session lasts 90 minutes in total (dietary & exercise) and the groups are small with a maximum of 12 people. Following this 12 week programme there is a weekly drop-in weigh in session and follow up group sessions at 6, 9 and 12 months.

For the programme, you must have a Body Mass Index greater than 25 (calculate your BMI HERE) and weigh less than 160kg (25 stones 3 lb). These limits are general guidelines.

To see if you are suitable or for further information about the programme, contact the Borders Weight Management Service at Borders General Hospital on 01896 827236 or e-mail BordersWeight.ManagementTeam@borders.scot.nhs.uk. 

If emailing the weight management team please ensure you receive an automated reply back to confirm that your email has been received.

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