Welcome to the
Momenta
Cardiovascular
Disease Prevention
Programme

Online courses now available

Many aspects of modern life are toxic for our health.  A lot of the things designed to make life easier or more enjoyable for us, like television, cars, computers and convenience food, have turned out to have unintended negative effects for our health.  One of those consequences is the dramatic rise in the number of people developing life-limiting preventable diseases such as heart and circulatory diseases also referred to as cardiovascular disease (CVD).

FREE new Momenta CVD Prevention Programme – limited places

Reducing your chances of developing heart and circulatory diseases involves changing your lifestyle. This doesn’t mean you have to follow fad diets or strict exercise regimes. Instead, Momenta have worked with NHS and other partners to develop a programme which provides you with the confidence and skills you need to make small but important day-to-day changes to benefit your health. Changes that you can maintain in the long term that are consistent with your likes and dislikes, culture and beliefs.

Our trained Coaches will give you all the knowledge, skills and tools you need to reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke and help make your heart fitter and stronger. You’ll have the chance to think about what this information means for you and how to put it into practice, supported by comprehensive resources.

*The sessions do not include any actual activity

All at no cost to you!

Who's eligible?

You must be a resident of Birmingham and Solihull and meet the following criteria:

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Unfortunately we are NOT the right service for you if you:

If this is not the right programme for you your GP practice may be able to recommend alternative services.

Is the programme right for me now?

It’s important for you to think carefully about whether this is the right type of support and the right time for you to take part. For example: Is your heart health important to you at this point in your life? Does a group format appeal? Can you commit to attending 18 sessions over 9 months?

It’s also important for others as there are only a limited number of free places available.

If it is right for you we’d love to hear from you!

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What’s the CVD Prevention Programme about?

Nutrition

Paying attention to which foods we eat, as well as how much we eat, can help us reduce our risk of developing health problems like high blood pressure, raised cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. But do you really know what’s healthy and what’s not?

Experts developed Momenta to help you:
  • Know what’s in the foods you eat and how to avoid eating too much of anything
  • Choose foods that fill you up for longer and learn how to make varied, well-balanced food choices instead of simply counting calories or cutting out entire food groups
  • Recognise that when and why you eat is as important as what you eat.
“I’ve finally broken my yo-yo cycle of dieting and feel more healthy and energised”

Physical activity

Most of us know people who exercise regularly have stronger, healthier hearts than those who don’t. But you don’t have to train like an athlete to get these benefits. In fact, science tells us that if you currently don’t get much exercise you’ve got the most to gain by starting to do something.

Over the course of the programme your Coach will help you:
  • Understand how much and what type of activity you need
  • Think about activities that are safe and achievable for you
  • Find the best ways to include more activity in your daily routine.
“I really enjoy being more active – and now I’m reaping the rewards”

Mind

This programme is based on the principles of behavioural science. You’ll discuss how to change behaviour, how to get support for that and how to stay motivated.

You’ll also explore:
  • How stress can get in the way of making lifestyle changes – and solutions to help you
  • What triggers our behaviours, because all of our actions are influenced by something, and how we can manage them
  • Ways to get better quality sleep – one of the most helpful things we can do for our bodies.
“I’ve learned how to beat cravings and temptations – I feel so much happier!”

Register now!

Available online courses

CPP Course 1 Test

Start Date: 29 Feb 2024

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