• July 1, 2019

Stephen’s Story

Stephen’s Story

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We are always looking for ways to help improve people’s lives through healthy eating, exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle. This month we would like to bring attention to Stephen’s story.

In June 2018 Stephen, 66, joined three of our services; Move More, Manage Your Weight and Cook Well. When he joined, Stephen weighed 108kg and was a Type 2 Diabetic with high blood pressure. He wanted to reduce his weight by 5% over 12 weeks and learn more on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and a healthy diet.

After signing up the to One You Leeds services, Stephen made significant changes to his lifestyle. He started walking a lot more, goes to the gym two to three times a week and attends two Move More sessions per week. He also took up Manage Your Weight and Cook Well sessions where he learnt to cook healthier food at home.

When Stephen joined One You Leeds he weighed 108 kg and his BMI was 35.3.

By March 2019 he had lost 33kg, weighing in at 85 kg and had a healthy BMI of 24.5. Stephen has now come off Type 2 Diabetes medication completely and reduced his blood pressure medication. He says: “I am now able to walk much further without pain and my shortness of breath has improved drastically.”

 

He is certain that the support he has received has helped him make permanent changes to his life and is very happy for all the support One You Leeds have provided him. To find out more about our services and how we can help you improve your lifestyle, visit oneyouleeds.co.uk or call 0800 169 4219 to talk to one of our friendly advisers.

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