Monday, 18 July 2011

Doing Something Different for Fitness

Two women who lost over 50lbs as a result of Do Something Different Research (DSD) carried out by University of Hertfordshire psychologists, will take part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life tomorrow (19 July).

Emma Wedge and Jane Watts got fit using West Norfolk Council's Do Something Different programme.

Both women joined DSD to lose weight and feel fitter. By making small changes to their habits and being aware of the way in which their own behaviour was holding them back, they were able to break the cycle of weight gain.

Now they both feel ready to take on the challenge of the Race for Life at Houghton Hall and raise money for Cancer Research.

THE DSD health and wellbeing programme, created by psychology professors Ben Fletcher and Karen Pine from the University of Hertfordshire, and based on more than 30 years of research into the field of behaviour change, was adopted by the West Norfolk Partnership in 2009.

The programme uses a variety of easy-to-follow techniques to help people break the habits that are holding them back from making changes to their lifestyles.

Read more about this research

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