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The F Word comes to St Helens

The F Word comes to St Helens

12th September 2017

A Question Time-style panel debate focusing on the issue of obesity is coming to St Helens next month. The F Word – How does St Helens tackle the rising tide of obesity? takes place at the Totally Wicked Stadium on World...

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Complete ‘your mile, your way’ to put Lancashire on the map

Complete ‘your mile, your way’ to put Lancashire on the map

12th September 2017

Fancy being part of a team taking Lancashire around the world? People from Preston, Chorley and South Ribble are being asked to complete ‘Your mile, your way’ on Thursday 21st September as part of a bigger push across Lancashire to...

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“I wish they could see me now!”

“I wish they could see me now!”

6th September 2017

When Jason Varley’s doctor told him he needed to lose weight or he would end up killing himself, he knew it was time to take action. The St Helens resident, who was over 21 stone, joined the free Choose to...

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‘Food industry must make commitment to cutting calories’

‘Food industry must make commitment to cutting calories’

18th August 2017

ABL’s response to Public Health England announcement on calorie cutting programme The food industry must take seriously new targets being set to cut calories in unhealthy foods in order to combat the childhood obesity crisis. That’s the message from ABL...

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‘Volunteering gave me the opportunity to show what I can do’

‘Volunteering gave me the opportunity to show what I can do’

17th August 2017

Darren Rampling has spent the past six years giving up his own time to help people lead a healthier lifestyle. Now, thanks to all the hard work he put in volunteering for ABL Health, he’s been offered a job as...

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Summer clubs come to Manchester

Summer clubs come to Manchester

24th July 2017

Are you looking for activities to keep your children fit and healthy during the school holidays? ABL Health, which runs weight management programmes on behalf of Manchester City Council, is running free summer clubs for five-12 year olds. The fun,...

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Keep your kids healthy at summer camps

Keep your kids healthy at summer camps

17th July 2017

Are you looking for activities to keep your children fit and healthy during the school holidays? ABL Health, which runs weight management programmes on behalf of Hull City Council, is running free summer clubs for five-12 year olds. Victoria Sharpley,...

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Barry’s weight loss mission to help son

Barry’s weight loss mission to help son

10th July 2017

When Barry Stokes was told by his doctor that he would not be considered as a kidney donor for his son because of his weight, he decided to take action. The determined dad joined ABL Health’s free weight management service...

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‘There is more to be done in battle against obesity’

‘There is more to be done in battle against obesity’

30th June 2017

** Health experts speak out on new junk food regulations as National Childhood Obesity Week begins ** The new ban on junk food advertising in media targeting children is a welcome measure in the fight against obesity – but there...

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Shape up for summer

Shape up for summer

29th June 2017

The sun is shining and thoughts are turning towards summer holidays. But for many people, this is when they also become overly conscious about their bodies – worried about flashing the flesh in skimpy bikinis and revealing swim shorts. Weight...

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