If you live, work or have a GP in Sandwell, you can sign up to use one of the SMART scales. The scales are located in various venues around the Borough, including local libraries, community buildings and leisure centres and now the Dorothy Parkes Centre!

You can weigh yourself at a time that suits you and your weight data gets sent straight to your phone or email. The data collected by the scales include your weight, BMI and body fat percentage. There’s lots of support tools you can access once you’ve signed up. This includes recipes, physical activity apps and loads to keep you on track.

Here’s how easy the process is:

Come along to the centre.Use your smarty phone to download the 'Active8rlives' app through play store or Apple store.Ask the centre for the QR code to scan to get you into the programme.Set your goal, weigh weekly, get your weight data, track and monitor your weight change.24/7 access to peer support and information on a range of topics including healthy recipe ideas, healthy eating top tips, physical activity top tips and more through the app!

If you'd like to sign up, please see Jodie in the first instance for her to help you get set up!