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Lifestyle Changes

  • Smoking Cessation
    Wanting to stop smoking? 

    Easily accessible support is available at  or calling the Smokeline on 0800 848484
  • Weight Management
    Healthy lifestyle information and advice is available from your GP practice, community pharmacies and healthy working lives advisors.

    Winning Weigh groups is an interactive, friendly and fun-filled healthy lifestyle weight management programme for anyone that needs to lose some weight.  The groups are run by trained staff at various locations throughout Angus, and there is also ongoing support.  For further details or to book a place tel: 01356 665141.
  • Be Active, Live Well
    An active lifestyle can improve your sense of well-being and help you live better with a longterm condition.  Exercise can also -

    Reduce blood pressure and improve circulation
    Help with better sleep and improve stamina
    Reduce stress and lessen anxiety, reduce depression
    Lower cholesterol and assist in weight control
    Strengthen bones and increase flexibility

      Angus Council Leisure Services run a variety of exercise opportunities. Go to
      for more information or telephone Montrose Sports Centre on 01674 662666. 


  • Dorothy Dobson
    Large groups of people 'around 60' who exercise together, enjoyably and safely.  There is 45 minutes of rhythmical, mobilising exercise using all types of music to help tone, stretch and slacken.  Classes are available in Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar and Montrose.  For more information Tel: 01382 221953.
  • Tai Chi
    Tai Chi provides a moderate intensity aerobic workout for the netire body, taught as a sequence of moves or postures.  The effect is to strengthen and exercise every part of the body.  Tai Chi also has a soothing effect on the mind.  It is suitable for people of all ages and all levels of fitness and mobility.  For more information contact: Angus Tai Chi Academy on 0754 4621321 or email or visit
  • 'Steps Tay Health' Walking Groups
    Health walks are designed for individuals interested in becoming more active and meeting new people.  A health walk consists of a short, 30 minutes walk around a planned route, in a small group led by a trained, experienced volunteer Walk Leader.  Participants can choose their own pace, the walks are suitable for all ability levels.  There are walking groups in Forfar, Carnoustie, Arbroath and Letham.  For more information contact 01307 476495 or email


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