New Wellness Clubs!
Sadly, despite the best intentions of many individuals and government bodies the UK and Ireland remain in a dangerous downward spiral to ill health.
According to the National Audit Office Report on tracking obesity in England 2001, the four most common health problems related to obesity are: High Blood Pressure, Certain Cancers, Coronary Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes. The latest Health Survey, prepared for the Department of Health, reports that 43% of men and 33% of women were overweight in 2003. In the same year 22% of men and 28% of women will be obese by 2010.
The goal of the clubs is simple--to help each new member to make better diet and lifestyle choices that lead them towards achieving their personal wellness goals. Now, although weight loss may come into it, they believe their approach is more is more focused on general wellbeing than say your typical weight loss clubs.
Every attendee is offered a comprehensive wellness questionnaire, professional body composition analysis and advice on simple changes they can make to improve their lifestyle.
First of all height and age is recorded then you stand on the scales. Now, this isn't just any old set of scales. This is a Body Composition Monitor. This helps to calculate body composition by sending a low safe electrical signal through the body. The signal passes freely through fluids contained in lean tissue, such as muscle and blood, but meets resistance passing through fat tissue. The monitors accurately measure this resistance and use it to calculate elements of body composition. You find out your body fat%, total body water %, visceral fat%, physique rating and finally your metaboloic agse which you can compare to your actual age!
You complete a questionnaire (don't panic it's only 14 questions) about your general diet and exercise to which you answer either Yes or No. You score points on your answers and these give you a Wellness Evaluation Score. The more honest you are in your answers will ensure that you are given the best possible advice and that advice will cover diet, exercise and simple rules that can have a dramatic impact on your overall health.
The Community Wellness Club meetings give their members the opportunity to receive regular guidance and inspiration from like minded people that have decided to make their health a priority. To meet the growing demand for support and information New Clubs are being launched all over the country.
The Weight Loss Challenge is a fun 12 week programme to help you reach your weight-loss goals and improve your diet and lifestyle choices. At the end of the 12 weeks, the top 3 challengers who have lost the most weight or body fat will cash prizes - the biggest loser wins!
During the challenge you can lose weight in anywhere you choose, so if you're already have a plan that you know works for you then you can use that. Or if you need help and ideas of more effective ways to lose weight you'll have your own personal coach to help you find the right plan for you.
So, how much does this cost? Membership is £39 for the 12 week period. A further expansion will be "Wellness Clubs" in the workplace. Organised by Herbalife Independent Distributors.