Boost your fitness with help of NHS

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DEARNE Valley residents ready to kick-start a healthy New Year can now access three new services intended to help people make healthier lifestyle choices.

The services offered by NHS Barnsley include weight management support, an exercise referral scheme and access to health trainers.

Health trainers work with individuals who want to improve aspects of their lifestyle – from stopping smoking to drinking sensibly - while the weight management service helps obese adults and children reach a healthy weight with the support of a team of experts.

The exercise referral scheme is available through GPs or as part of the weight management service.

Anyone interested in these services is advised to visit www.barnsley.nhs.uk for more information or speak to your local GP.