South Ribble event to mark World Health Day

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Zumba, relaxation sessions, healthy eating, free health checks and oral health advice are just some of the activities on the agenda at Progress Housing Group’s and South Ribble Borough Council’s free World Health Day event on Monday 7 April.

The event will take place at Northbrook Primary School on Bannister Drive in Leyland from 11am -3pm. The event has been organised in partnership with various organisations such as the Broadfield Community Association, Lancashire Care Foundation Trust, Leyland Leisure Centre and other local businesses.

Activities on the day will include;

• Free health checks – such as blood pressure checks, Lifestyle questionnaires, practical advice around healthy eating, stopping smoking and

increasing physical activity

• A free Zumba taster session from 2-3pm

• Free Oral Healthcare advice, from finding a dentist to how to look after your teeth and mouth.

• Food hygiene, healthy eating and a guess the food game based on the TV programme ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’

• Leyland Leisure Centre will be promoting gym classes and activities.

• Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation training (CPR)

• Healthy smoothie making

• Football sessions

• Massage, Reiki and relaxation sessions

Kate Henderson, Senior Community Involvement Manger at Progress Housing Group, said: “Our World Health Day event will be a great opportunity for local residents to find out more about healthy lifestyle opportunities available to them in their local communities, from healthcare and physical activities to healthy eating and relaxation sessions. I am confident everyone who comes along will enjoy all of the activities available on the day, which are all designed to be fun and healthy.”

Councillor Jane Bell, Chair of South Ribble Borough Council’s Leyland Neighbourhood Forum, said: “I’d like to encourage as many residents as possible to come along to this fantastic free event. It’s really important to the Leyland forum, along with the rest of the council, that we look at ways of improving the health and wellbeing of our communities, and this is a great opportunity to find out about what’s going on right on your doorstep.”

World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948.

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