About Us

The Shape Up weight project was originally commissioned by Public Health Herts to run over an 18 month period between November 2014 and April 2017. Due to successful results the project has continued to run ever since and has now been extended to Harrow. The program focuses on combatting the growing problem of obesity amongst middle aged men and women in our county.

 

Obesity is national problem, and one that is growing fast. Currently 26% of Men and 29% of Women in the UK are obese and these numbers are predicted to rise to roughly 47% by 2030 and 60% by 2050!

 

In Harrow the numbers are equally troubling with 53% of adults currently overweight or obese. Aside from the huge (and growing) cost to the NHS, the personal consequences associated with this are significant. Several medical issues are associated with Obesity including:

 

Possible obesity related diseases:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Diabetes

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

  • Gall bladder disease

  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)

  • Heart disease

  • Cancer

Not to mention social implication to obese individuals:

  • Low self esteem

  • Bullying

  • Possible reduction in productivity and job prospects

  • Family implications

 

This is why the Shape Up programme is being delivered to areas across Harrow. We have designed a programme that educates men and women to develop a healthy relationship with food and change unhealthy behaviours and habits that cause weight gain. The programme engages in a fun and effective way and uses group exercise and sport to improve fitness and support weight loss.

 

So call us now for more information and book your FREE space on 01923 496 391 or email at rhys.ratcliffe@watfordfc.com

 

The Shape Up programme is a Watford FC Community Sport and Education Trust project which has been funded by Public Health Harrow.