Eat Real Food

Eat Real Food Journey Meetings

Looking for some support on your Eat Real Food journey. We will be holding monthly zoom meetings in the evening.

Zoom details to follow.

  • Tuesday 26th May
  • Tuesday 23rd June
  • Tuesday 21st July
  • Tuesday 25th Aug
  • Tuesday 22nd Sept
  • Tuesday 6th Oct
  • Tuesday 17th Nov
  • Tuesday 8th Dec

Eat Real Food Programme

As a practice we support lifestyle changes to manage chronic disease and to lose weight. We believe that eating real food is a core part of this.

Previously known as Cut Carbs at Saintbridge Surgery, the programme was re-branded as Eat Real Food in 2018.

Find out about our Eat Real Food Patient Support Group.

For more information please visit:

Success story:

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That sugar film music video


Benefit from Activity

Exploring the benefits activity can have on medical conditions.



We’re the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle.


Gloucestershire Moves

Gloucestershire Moves is aimed at getting everybody more active by integrating  physical activity into daily lives.


Do you have older parents, family or friends that may be susceptible to falls?

Are you an older person that wants to become more active, fitter, stronger and protect yourself from falls? Fit for Life is a specifically developed exercise class for active older people.

Telephone: 01452 393 605


Parkrun Practice

Aspen Medical Centre is delighted to have partnered with Gloucester City Parkrun to become a ‘Parkrun Practice’. For those of you that don’t know about Parkruns, they are free nationwide events – every Saturday morning – that revolve around completing a 5km route in open spaces. Many choose to run but others push buggies, walk their dogs or amble round while chatting with friends. They are run entirely by volunteers which makes them an incredibly supportive and friendly environment to get out and feel good about yourself.

If you want to be competitive then by registering you receive a barcode that records your time and how many runs you have attended, which can also be a great motivator.

By becoming a Parkrun Practice we intend to practice what we preach (with members of staff also joining in), as well as promoting the events through posters and in consultations as a really important way you can take control of improving your own physical and mental health.

More details of the local run will be noticeable on your next trip to Aspen, but in the meantime more information can be found here. Warning, it can become addictive!

Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy Lifestyles Gloucester have helped many people to improve their health and wellbeing. They provide up to 12 weeks’ worth of personalised support and will work closely with you to help you get more active.

Get help now – call us free on 0800 122 3788 and start your journey.


Moving Medicine

In the United Kingdom, physical inactivity is the fourth greatest cause of ill health with negative impacts on health, social and economic outcomes for individuals and communities. Moving Medicine provide clinicians and allied health professionals with accessible, evidence based, collaboration with experts, professional bodies and charities representing patients and healthcare professionals in each disease area.



Meetings, online or a little bit of both. WW UK, formerly Weightwatchers, offers options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Facebook: @WW.UK

Twitter: @ww_uk



Information about Insomnia and Sleep Hygiene. If you would like to be referred to Sleepstation, please download and complete the referral form below and hand into the practice.

Please view:

Please view: Sleepstation leaflet

Please complete: Sleepstation referral form


Eat Real Food Resources

Please find below a list of resources aimed to assist in the support of lifestyle changes to manage chronic disease and to lose weight. We believe that eating real food is a core part of this.

Please read: Real Food Lifestyle Patient Booklet.

Please read: Real Food Real Budget

Please read: Metabolic Syndrome information poster

Please read: PHC Sugar Chart

Please read: Sugar Infographics Poster

Please read: Keto for Beginners

Please read: How to start a low-carb diet


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Active Gloucestershire

Get your family and friends together and run, walk or cycle as Gloucester is transformed into a giant game.


Get Britain Standing

In recent years a variety of major international research has produced compelling evidence that sitting for more than 4 hours each day leads to:

  • Enzymes responsible for burning harmful blood fats shutting down.
  • Reduced calorie burning (Metabolic rate).
  • Disrupted blood sugar levels.
  • Increased insulin and blood pressure levels.
  • Leg muscles switch off.


Walk 4 Life

Want to know where to walk or know how long a walk you do regularly is? Do you want to find someone to walk with? All of this is possible and more…come on in!


Am I a Healthy Weight?

Calculate your BMI using this NHS Tool

Website: NHS: BMI Calculator

Everybody active, every day

An evidence-based approach to physical activity.

For more information, please read this booklet.

Get fit for free

The secret to getting fit for free is to use every opportunity to be active.

For more information please visit,

Healthy Eating Guidelines and Weight Loss Advice

Public Health Collaboration.

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.