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Get Help to Get Active

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OneLife Suffolk client

I needed to lose weight. I did not really know much about the services and thought that it was just a service to lose weight. I then discovered the Get Help To Get Active service and Health Walks.

Prior to joining the course, I would blame my lack of physical activity and weight gain on my previous back operation and mental health. Since starting with OneLife Suffolk, I now realise that it was my own personal barriers that were stopping me achieving what I was capable of.

I Started to increase my physical activity gradually by taking baby steps. I first started to walk the dog daily around my local park, then went on to increasing this walk to 4k. I then left the dog at home and tried to start running the 4k instead and also walking the dog a bit later in the day. This increased my confidence which has now led to me completing 5k, 4 times a week. I have completed the OneLife Virtual Challenge and have now signed up to run 50 miles in January for a charity.

I learnt to be more confident in my self and how to manage my time to increase my physical activity. I have also cut out alcohol completely as I realised that it had a big effect on my mental health and lack of motivation. Prior to OneLife I had insomnia; I now sleep better. I have a completely different outlook on life; I feel positive and motivated. This has had a really positive effect on my family life. We do lots more outdoor activities as a family and my boys love this too.

OneLife Case study from Leanne -


Get Help To Get Active Client

I came to OneLife Suffolk because I wasn’t as active as I felt I could be, and I was gaining unwanted weight.

The course re-shaped my thinking about wanting to become more active. It encouraged me to set goals for myself and I gained satisfaction from achieving these goals in an incremental way.

As a result of joining this programme, I have become more active, some of my medically-induced pain has reduced and I have seen a reduction in my weight.

OneLife Case study from Robert -


A client who was referred after receiving cancer treatment

Just got back from my morning walk – this is the fifth day in a row I have done a long 8000 steps walk. I have been alternating between this one and a shortened version.

OneLife Case study from Stefan -


Get Help To Get Active Client

In 2017, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer,. That year was as dark as it could get. But just to know that Nick and the Get Help To Get Active team were there if I needed them was great.

It is important for men with cancer to know they are not alone and it is ok to be scared. I fact, it is human. I am so grateful for the support I received – I now swim and my confidence and ability has gone from strength to strength.

OneLife Case study from David -
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