Keeping a healthy weight or losing some weight has real health benefits. Losing just 5kg will immediately lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and can improve your mobility and reduce aches and pains!
Staying focussed and making the changes long term can sometimes be challenging but don’t lose heart, many of us are in the same situation and getting help from family, friends and colleagues can make it easier.
So whether your goal is about shedding the excess pounds or getting into your jeans, below are services and links that can help you stay motivated or give you some practical support.
First of all…..
Are you a healthy weight?
For most adults, a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) is in the 18.5 to 24.9 range. If you want to calculate BMI and find out if you or someone else needs to lose weight use the BMI calculator.
We can help…..
Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Services target people with existing health conditions that will be improved by losing weight. So If you have Diabetes; Heart Disease or have previously had a Stroke and have a BMI of >30 then you can self refer to the weight management service by: calling the following number:
Call: 0141 211 3379 (Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4 pm)
In addition your GP or Consultant may also offer you a referral to weight management services.
Once we have your referral information you will be directed to the most appropriate service for you:
All services are free to people living in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde area and who are overweight and have a relevant health condition.
Getting started with your own Weight Loss Plan
If you want to lose weight, making small, realistic changes to your diet and level of physical exercise will help you kick-start your weight-loss journey. Our practical guide Eat Well Feel Good Look Great Lose Weight will be available to download soon. If you would like to be alerted when this is available please contact: HIAdmin@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
Physical activity can help support weight loss as well as boosting our energy and lifting our mood so whether you want to de-stress; lose weight quicker; tone up or achieve your fitness goals
Get Active programmes can help. Find out more via our Get Active microsite or
Call: 0141 232 1860 (Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5pm)
The Get Active phone line will direct you to the kind of physical activity support you are looking for and to local authority area of your choice. You can get information about what’s available in your local area from Live Active Exercise Referral Scheme, Vitality, Health walks and
There are lots of initiatives promoting healthy choices on the high street but the following NHS programmes can provide more information on healthy diets; hints and tips about healthy cooking and shopping and healthy choices when eating out.