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Need help getting fit and healthy?

Need help getting fit and healthy?

8 January 2018

Start the New Year right by getting fit and leading a healthier lifestyle with the help of North Lincolnshire Council’s new Healthy and Active Passport programme. 

January is the time people make New Year resolutions so why not make yours to be healthier?

If you feel you need a little help to start you on the path to a healthy lifestyle, why not register to take part in our free Healthy and Active Passport programme?

It is a six week programme. You are required to attend a session in the first week to do your induction and the last week to celebrate getting your passport.

The programme is suitable for people aged 18 and above who are independent, with no long-term health condition and are able to complete the programme without any support but would like more information on how to keep healthy and active.

People who have health and wellbeing issues who require a little support to complete the passport are also welcome to take part. 

Once you have registered, you will attend a half day induction where you will receive your passport with lots of handy tips and information about how to lead a healthy lifestyle and prevent long-term conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes.

The induction is on 17 January from 12pm to 3pm at Central Community Centre, Lindum Street, Scunthorpe.

You can complete the sections in the passport on your own or with the support of a health champion.

For more details about the programme or to register call 01724 297212.

Living a healthy lifestyle in mid-life can double your chances of being healthy at 70 years-old and beyond. In the UK, it is estimated that physical inactivity caused 17 per cent of early deaths from various causes including coronary heart disease, some cancers and Type 2 Diabetes. Public Health England’s campaign called ‘One You’ is aimed at adults particularly those who are 40 to 60 years of age.

Visit the ‘One You’ campaign website or encourage others to. It’s never too late to make healthy changes. Click on ‘start quiz’ and answer the questions. This will provide useful tips on a range of lifestyle areas including how to reduce stress and sleep better. It will also offer information on how to lead a healthy lifestyle by making small changes that fit in with busy lives.

By making small changes now you can improve your health right away and double your chances of staying healthy as you get older. You can also find information on leading a healthy lifestyle and local services where you can access support on the health and healthy lifestyle page

More information can be found on the physical activity page.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for Adults and Health said:

“Being active and healthy can have many benefits so why not let 2018 be the year you change your lifestyle to a healthier one? The Healthy and Active Passport will give you the kick-start you need and provide information and support to help you achieve your goals.

“The healthier you are in your younger years, the healthier you will be as you get older. It’s never too late to make healthy life choices. Sign up to the Healthy and Active Passport programme and be on your way to a healthy and active new you.”

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First Published:08 January 2018