Friday, 12 July 2013

Healthy Living event at Broadstairs Library

The Healthy Living Event is coming back to Broadstairs Library on Wednesday 17 July.  Thanet residents seeking to improve their health and wellbeing are invited to visit the Library, where the NHS Health Trainers team will be on hand to offer advice.
Open from 10am to 2pm, The ‘Healthy Living Event’ day is the latest in a number of events which started a few years ago with the ‘New Year New You’ event which was held at Thanet’s Gateway Plus in Margate. This is the second healthy living event to take place in the Summer to encourage people that the New Year is not the only time to make a resolution to get fit and healthy.
The Summer is a good time to get out and about and Health Trainers along with a number of other groups will be happy to offer support and give information to people who want to make a change.  The event is open to everyone and a variety of health advisors will be on hand for help and advice.
Attendees at the event will include: Adult Education, Clinical Commissioning Group, Disability Drop in Centre, Health Trainers, KCA, Skillnet Group, Kent Supported Employment and National Careers Service.
Local people who attend will be able to receive advice and further access to support on an array of subjects, including emotional wellbeing, exercise and healthy eating, sexual health and smoking cessation.
There is no need to book an appointment – those who attend can simply pop in. But if the day isn’t convenient, it’s possible to book an appointment to speak to a Health Trainer at a later date.
Gateway’s Front of House Co-ordinator, Matthew Munson, said: “These events are always well attended and people get a lot out of meeting the various health professionals. Sometimes it just needs someone to get the right advice to make a positive lifestyle change. We understand that people will not all leave us on Wednesday ready to sign up to the gym, or give up smoking, but they may have been given the advice to make them want to make a change which is great. Ultimately we want to encourage people to make positive changes to their health and to consider doing something new, perhaps volunteering, walking, working or keeping fit.”

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