What is our story?
WholeLife is a course that began in the Coastal Primary Care Network in Devon. The aim is LIFESTYLE LONGEVITY, living long and healthy lives through whole food, whole grain, plant-based eating, daily activity and connecting with one another and the planet.
We provide a 7-week course; just 1 hour a week. The course includes a 4-week challenge, that reprogrammes your taste buds and teaches you about different food groups. The aim is overall sustainable lifestyle health (not one specific thing like weight loss), however we have seen incredible improvements in blood pressure, weight and cholesterol in just 28 days.
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for every adult, no matter how heathy you are, or how many chronic medical conditions you may be starting to develop or have already, this course is for you.
We have had everyone on our courses;- marathon runners, busy working mums, long-haul truck drivers, office workers and those with existing chronic health conditions. Everyone benefits!
As part of the Coastal Primary Care Network, for participants that live within Teignmouth and Dawlish area the course is free as long as you are over the age of 18 and are motivated to change your lifestyle.
What does the course entail?
WholeLife consists of 7 x 1 hr online Zoom sessions with our team and a 28-day challenge in which you put all the advice into practice with the support of others on the course and our team of health professionals.
Prior to starting the challenge, we would like your weight, blood pressure and blood tests, and will ask that you have these taken at your health centre before and after the course, so that you are able to see the amazing changes that are happening within your body.
Week 1 WholeLife team introduction; The science behind the benefits of a whole food, whole grain, plant based diet.
Week 2 What is the WholeLife challenge? Planning for the 28 day challenge, including providing a shopping list, diary, recipes and personal motivation.
Week 3 What are plant foods and why are they good for us? A closer look at fibre, food labels and supplements you may need.
Week 4 A closer look at processed food and why it is unhealthy.
Week 5 Looking at the importance of exercise, social connections and sleep
Week 6 How what we eat impacts our environment.
Week 7 Planning for your healthy future.
Final session Results night (held 2-3 weeks after week 7).
After the 7 week course, we will ask you to arrange to have your bloods retested, so that you can see for yourselves how the course has benefited your health. These results will be shared in the final session where we can celebrate each others successes.
WholeLife is free for those within the Coastal PCN (Dawlish and Teignmouth GP practices) to access. Please click here to apply for a place on the course.