Reshma was invited to conduct 15 minute health checks and lifestyle assessments for the company health and wellbeing day. This was her second visit this year and we hope to have her team back for more wellness events in the future.
BAPS Charities had partnered with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and myself to promote and deliver a 10 week programme, ‘Wellbeing for You’ which encouraged physical activity and a healthy lifestyle for the local community. The aim was to empower them to take ownership of their own health
Shape Up with Spurs
This is a 10-week weight management programme incorporated nutrition workshops and physical activity sessions. The workshops focused on healthy eating, portion sizes, label reading and cooking. Exercise and multi-sports sessions will explain and promote the importance of being active, while there will be on-going support to continue being physically active and managing weight and health risks.
A health convention was organised at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, for senior members of the fellowship.
The event, attended by over 200 people, was in response to growing concerns about health and fitness amongst 40- to 55-year-olds, and provided valuable information and guidance for managing personal health, diet and fitness.
Laura Holland, from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, discussed prevention and treatment of sports injuries. The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has recently begun a partnership with London Mandir and BAPS Charities to improve wellbeing and fitness in the local community. This inspiring initiative began in April 2018, when it was launched in the presence of star Spurs footballer Ben Davies.
An emphasis on diet was an important component of the seminar. Reshma Patel, a Registered dietician, discussed cooking techniques and offered practical tips in relation to the preparation of healthier Gujarati meals.
The holistic health event was very well received by deleg...
Reshma and her team were part of our employee wellbeing day. They arranged on site health checks which created lots of noise in the office. Reshma engaged the staff with her talks and made positive changes to individuals and the company. We would love to have them team back again very soon. Thank you
ST ALBANS DENTAL PRACTICE PUTS NUTRITION CLINIC ON THE MENU
A dental practice in St Albans is offering patients an additional service this summer, with the introduction of a professional Nutrition Clinic.
Bricketwood Practice, based on Oakwood Road, has teamed up with expert nutrition consultant Reshma Patel, to help improve the health of their local community.
Dr Anil Patel, principal dentist at the practice, commented: "Our patients are at the heart of everything we do, and the Bricketwood team and I are committed to making their experience at the practice a good one. Working with Reshma is the perfect opportunity for us to enhance our offering to patients, while educating the local community about healthy eating and the effect certain foods and drinks can have on oral health."
Reshma is an experienced dietitian that works with numerous other professionals adding value to business. A specialist in child nutrition and weight management, Reshma has worked alongside many group...
The Diabetes UK Know Your Risk Roadshow 2016 was a huge success; thank you to everyone who came aboard and got involved. With the support of our amazing regional teams and fantastic volunteers we delivered 168 roadshow days across the United Kingdom.A massive 15,426 people found out their risk of Type 2 diabetes, which helped to increase understanding of the risk factors and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes. We also referred over 8,100 people who were at ‘high’ or ‘moderate’ risk of having diabetes to their GP for further tests.
Reshma has worked as the dietitian on the London and Midland road shows giving advice and screening.
Both Bupa and the World Heart Federation submitted their perspectives on Hearts at Work and World Heart Day to demonstrate how businesses and NGOs can work effectively in partnership in tackling NCDs. On behalf of Mytime Active I was asked to provide commentary on Mass participation and sustaining engagement in preventative health interventions
Mass participation and sustained engagement in large-scale preventative health interventions are ultimate goals for the champions of public health. The following emergent themes were identified in the BUPA “Hearts at work” and Independence walking group case studies: overcoming barriers; the astute use of technology; and capitalising on normal social dynamics and behavioural psychology and these can be read in the article below
I was given the opportunity to work with Brent council to deliver a series of talks to Brent libraries on healthy eating, diabetes and heart disease. These were advertised in the Brent magazine and within local community sites. The uptake was fantastic ranging from 30 to 50 people.
A shocking 59% of people who visited a diabetes roadshow in Harrow were found to be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
A total of 210 people visited The Diabetes UK Know Your Risk roadshow over the course of two days from April 4, with 123 seen to be at risk and referred to their GP surgery for further tests and support.
Diabetes UK said the figures are cause for grave concern, as 14,919 people are already diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the borough.
Roz Rosenblatt, Diabetes UK regional head for London, said: “We are very concerned that so many people in Harrow are at risk of Type 2 diabetes.
“This is a serious health condition that, left untreated or poorly managed, can lead to potential devastating complications such as blindness, amputation and stroke.
“Finding out their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, means the 123 people who attended the roadshow in Harrow are now aware of lifestyle changes they can adopt, such as eating more healthily and taking more exercise to maintain a...