Weigh2GO programme helping the residents of Sandwell achieve and maintain a healthy weight using Activ8rlives smart scales and online application health portal
Posted on October 25, 2018
Sandwell Leisure Trust are getting right behind Sandwell Public Heath by offering use of Activ8rlives Body Analysers at the Wednesbury Leisure Centre, Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Tipton Leisure Centre & Portway Lifestyle Centre.
Healthy Sandwell’s Weigh2GO is the new self-monitoring weight management programme in Sandwell available for people who live or have a GP in Sandwell and are BMI 23 or above.
Lewis Pountney, Public Health Development Officer & Anna Giles, Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Site Fitness Co-ordinator.
An individual can sign up to use one of the Activ8rlives Body Analysers and weigh themselves at a time and place that is convenient for them. Their weight data is instantly sent to their smartphone or email address enabling the user to track and monitor their progress with access to a range of online support and information.
The smart scales are in various community venues across the borough including:
- Community centres
- Leisure centres
The Body Analyser deployed in the Weigh2GO programme uses the latest in smart scale bioelectrical impedance measurement to give the user the accurate weight, body mass index (BMI), muscle mass %, body fat %, visceral fat rating, bone mass % and water % readings. These readings are sent to their phone’s Activ8rlives4 Health+Wellness App in seconds via Bluetooth, where graphs are produced giving the user full control over their body composition changes throughout, whatever goals they may have over time.
Sandwell has some of the highest excess weight rates (overweight and obese) in adults within England. Sandwell Public Health are working closely together with a range of key service providers, including Sandwell Leisure Trust, to provide a wider variety of weight management services that meet the needs and requirements of local people to tackle this issue.
Public Health Development Officer Lewis Pountney said: ‘’The Weigh2GO initiative provides a light touch weight maintenance programme for local people. They also have access to additional support if needed through the online application and on a one-to-one basis delivered by our Weigth2GO service providers. We always look to work in partnership with local services as they are best placed to engage and provide on-going support to local people.
Sandwell Leisure Trust Chief Executive Ash Rai added: ‘’We are delighted to be working in partnership with Sandwell Public Health to deliver Weigh2GO. Sandwell Leisure Trust fully supports and understands the aim of the programme helping people to achieve or maintain a healthy weight using smart scale technology. The combination of this technology and our team of expert fitness professionals means that we can offer a high-quality meaningful service to our local residents.”
About Healthy Sandwell
If you live or have a GP in Sandwell and want to register for the Weigh2GO programme, call Healthy Sandwell on 0800 011 4656.
If you wish to find out more about the Weight2GO programme, call Maxine Dixon (Adult and Childrens Weight Management Project Manager) on 0121 569 2766.
For more information about the smart scales and online application technology or if you’re thinking about setting up a similar programme in your area and would like advice on how to use technology to do this, call Activ8rlives on 01480 352 821 (www.activ8rlives.com).
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