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Healthy weight

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If you would like to find out more about finding or maintaining a healthy weight, the library has some resources that can help you.

Books and DVDs

The library has a collection of books, games and DVDs that can help you maintain a healthy weight. These include:

  • Healthy recipes
  • Exercise books
  • Motivational and self-help books (including the reading well collection)
  • Fitness DVDs
  • Wii sport and Xbox connect games

Weighing scales

Medway Libraries has two sets of weighing scales which are free to use.Bathroom scale

Scales at Chatham Community hub

The first set of scales is at Chatham Community Hub, and is fully wheelchair accessible.

Second set of scales schedule

The second set of scales are being kept at Twydall library. These scales are part of a pilot scheme being run by Medway Libraries and the Public Health Team. The idea is to give people in the community free access to an easy-to-use set of digital weighing scales to monitor their own weight. Once the feedback from the pilot scheme has been viewed, it is hoped that a set of weighing scales will be installed in each library. 

Help and advice

The Health and Lifestyle Team is on hand to offer advice and support at regular drop-in sessions at libraries around Medway. More details are listed on Medway Libraries' healthy living page.

Walking groups meet at various locations in Medway, including libraries. For more information about a group that meets near you, visit the walking groups page or the walking for health website.

Close up of medical professionalUseful websites

  • NHS Choices has information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and online quizzes to help check your progress. An online search engine helps locate local support.
  • A Better Medway provides practical support in helping local residents lead longer, healthier lives.
  • Medway gets active has ideas and information on sports and leisure events and activities in Medway. Find sports clubs in Medway as well as fun fitness activities for all the family to do