Secrets of new book
JANUARY is normally when people target weight loss after a month of festive over-indulgence.
The calories can be piled on during the Christmas period and, once the good times are over, this month normally means diet plans and new gym memberships.
Today marks the beginning of National Obesity Awareness Week, which aims to flag up the threats of being obese and the damage it can do to people’s health.
For Fintry hairdresser Kirsty Stewart her weight became an issue in 2017 as it almost reached the 14-stone mark.
With her wedding day on the horizon, Kirsty decided to act and joined her local Slimming World class in a bid to shed some pounds.
She said: “Part of my goal was and prevention and treatment of obesity is a priority for NHS Tayside.
“The Scottish Government has invited NHS Tayside to be one of its early adopter implementation sites on the basis of its integrated weight management service for children, young people and adults, and the approach to obesity prevention/healthy weight which is being developed in Dundee.
“We would encourage everyone to take whatever steps they can to live a healthier lifestyle and the new year is the perfect time to make a change.”
Dr Karen Barton, programme leader for fitness nutrition and health, admitted she wasn’t surprised by the figures.
She said: “Obesity rates across Scotland are higher in areas of deprivation (Scottish Health Survey) and as Dundee has a higher proportion of deprived households than other areas of Scotland it is not surprising that this is the case.” ONE of Scotland’s biggest-selling authors will visit Perth tomorrow to discuss his latest novel.
Thriller writer Peter May will be interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland presenter Fiona Stalker in St John’s Kirk at 7pm. He will reveal the secrets behind The Man With No Fa c e , a tale set in European politics.
Glaswegian Peter, now 66, was an award-winning journalist by the age of 21 and went on to write for newspapers. He moved on to TV and screen writing, creating three prime-time British drama series.
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