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Stoptober, it’s like October…but without Cigarettes!

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If you can make it to 28 days smokefree, you are five times more likely to quit for good!

Many people want to quit smoking but far too many try without the right support. They then end up going straight back to smoking after a short period of time. Cold turkey is not always the best solution! Stop smoking aids and face-to-face support from local stop smoking services are proven methods of support that help many thousands of people to quit each year.  

If you are on a low income, pay for your prescriptions and are looking to stop smoking, then Total Wellbeing Luton can offer up to 4 weeks free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). It is generally advised that NRT products are an effective way of quitting smoking, and more so when used in combination with an all-day patch, together with fast-acting options such as inhalers or lozenges. These especially help when dealing with immediate cravings. Cravings during the first few weeks of quitting will tend to be the hardest – but they only tend to last a few minutes so it’s definitely good to have these on hand!

If you want to stop smoking using an e-cigarette, then we can support you with that too.

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How is smoking really affecting you?

Smoking affects more than just your health; it has an impact on the health of those around you & on your bank balance! If you quit smoking today you could…

 

Save Money

Smoking is expensive and prices will continue to rise. If you're smoking 20 cigarettes a day, you’re likely to be spending about £3,500 a year, based on the average cost of £9.60 for a pack of 20 cigarettes.

 

Live a Longer, Healthier Life

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Total Wellbeing – A Pioneering Service for Luton

At the recent launch of the new Total Wellbeing Luton service at Hightown Community centre, Active Luton’s Director of Health and Community Wellbeing, Matt Corder, invited the new staff to write on Post It notes what ‘Total Wellbeing’ meant to them.  Some of the most popular contributions are pictured below. 

 

 

Total wellbeing post it notes

 

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4 reasons why YOU NEED a gym membership

YOUR BODY INSTA POST byjb Copy 

 

HEALTH- exercise is the easiest pill to swallow 

 

First and foremost, working out at a gym can improve your health as well as helping you to burn fat and calories. The cardiovascular equipment available in the gym has additional health benefits to help strengthen your heart and prevent against risky medical conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure & high cholesterol. Our Health & Wellbeing rehab exercise referral sessions use these machines to help people recover from strokes, cancer treatment, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Exercise truly is the medicine of life- without the bad after taste! 

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Our Swim Champions- Huma’s story

Like Aaron, Huma began swimming as a child and has continued to do so throughout her adult life. However- it’s not swimming that she likes most about being a Swim Champion- but the opportunity to go out into the community. Luton’s vast ethnic diversity means Huma meets people from all different ethnicities, backgrounds and cultures. With her Scottish Asian background she’s at ease communicating with everyone- even speaking Urdu to those whom English is not their first language. Huma’s community outreach- and the work of all our swim champions- has helped increase the interest of swimming by 30% within the Black Asian minority ethnic (BAME) and over 60% with women in Luton! 

 

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Huma at Inspire: Luton Sports Village- Women Only swimming session

 

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