Help is at hand to stick to your healthy vows

Alex Wardle, from Lee-on-the-Solent, collapsed at home and tragically died in March 2016, aged 23. 

From left: Alex's father, Stephen Wardle, sister Gemma Wardle, Alex Wardle and his mother, Denise Wardle.

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AFTER over-indulging at Christmas, many people look ahead to making New Year’s resolutions.

And if you need help cutting back on drinking, smoking, eating or spending, then Solent NHS Trust, is offering support.

Healthy Pompey’s health trainers can provide support and guidance to make your ambition a reality.

It is a free and confidential service, where a health trainer can meet a person on a one-to-one basis and work to identify steps to create a healthier lifestyle.

This includes healthy eating, getting more active or giving up smoking or cutting back on the amount of alcohol you drink.

The PompeyQuit service can also support those smokers who want to quit.

The service provides support to deal with cravings and help maintain motivation and prevent lapsing.

Glenn Turner, head of health promotion at the trust, said: ‘The new year is a prime time to kick the bad habits you may have succumbed to over the Christmas period.

‘We have various support services available across Portsmouth and areas of Hampshire – so let’s kick start those healthy habits.

‘It’s never too late to take a healthy approach to life by actively exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and cutting back or stopping habits that we know to be bad for us and we’re here to help you achieve your goals.’

For more information, contact the Health Promotion Service on (023) 8071 3335 or call the health trainers directly on (023) 9229 4001.

To contact PompeyQuit, call (023) 92369234 or text POMPEY to 88020.