Living Healthier Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking after 22 years – how Healthy Lifestyles changed a lady’s life

Telford's Healthy Lifestyle services is here to help people turn their life around. Here is how they helped a lady called "Karen" to quit smoking.

A calender couting the days since decition to quit smoking

Telford’s Healthy Lifestyle services is here to help people turn their life around. Here is how they helped a lady called “Karen” to quit smoking.

By Thomas Cox

A 49 year old lady from Telford, let’s call her “Karen,” had smoked since she was 17.

She came into contact with Healthy Lifestyles at an event in Dawley, where she had a mini health check and talked with a Healthy Lifestyle advisor about stopping smoking.

Karen though that the advice, information and support she was given was “excellent” and “inspiring.”

“The advice, information and support which the Healthy Lifestyles advisor gave to me was excellent and I went away feeling inspired and confident about becoming a non-smoker.”

Following up on the advice she registered with a Healthy Lifestyles Adviser  and set a quit date. “Karen” has now been smoke free for over 5 months and hasn’t faltered once.

“I had regular appointments with an advisor who also gave me lots of support, guidance and encouragement about my general health and wellbeing.”

Her health and general fitness has improved considerably since and she feels so much better.  She is now a member of a local gym and exercise at least 5 times a week.

“Karen” described the Healthy Lifestyles as a “top service” and she wanted to thank them for making a huge difference to her life.

Healthy Lifestyles can help you

Healthy Lifestyles is here to develop a plan for change built around you, and your needs.

They can offer short opportunistic advice, help you to come up with a plan to change a lifestyle of bad habits, or even undertake a full lifestyle screening – whatever you need.

If you think you, or someone you know, could benefit from speaking with Healthy Lifestyles please get in touch:

Telephone – 01952 382582
Email – healthylifestyles@telford.gov.uk

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