June 14, 2008

Taxi Drivers in Health Message

TAXI drivers are being urged to drive home the health message to their 26,000 passengers.

Sefton Primary Care Trust is helping taxi drivers throughout the area to get healthy to help raise awareness of the importance of good health.

Health specialist Jo McCullagh, said: "We are aiming to encourage men to be more health aware.

"Helping them improve their diet, levels of physical activity as well as accessing health and leisure services will bring many benefits.

"These benefits include reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), diabetes and cancer, improving their quality of life.

"Sefton PCT specifically chose taxi drivers as it is a sedentary and solitary job that involves irregular work schedules and minimal contact with colleagues."

Digital TV fact days

SEFTON residents are invited to factfinding information days about the digital television switchover.

The switchover in the Granada region is due in late 2009.

The events are between 4-7pm on June 16 at Fernley Grange, Fleetwood Road, Southport; June 17 at Finlay Court, Peterborough Drive, Netherton and June 18 at DeVilliers Community Centre, Woodend Avenue, Crosby.

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