October 14, 2008
Healthy Living Scheme Under Way
A BBC newsreader has launched a project which aims to get Warwickshire people exercising more and eating healthier food.
Midlands Today presenter Kay Alexander (above) kick-started the Action for Well-being scheme at Atherstone Memorial Hall last week.The initiative is part of Living Well West Midlands, a BIG Lotteryfunded drive that runs 29 projects across the region.
In Rugby, areas including Overslade and Brownsover will benefit, as well as a number of other areas which normally miss out on funding and resources.
Guests at the launch in Atherstone were entertained by a ladies linedancing group - highlighting just one example of the activities that will be taking place across Atherstone, Mancetter, Rugby, Warwick, and Leamington.
The organisers also ran healthy food taster sessions, laying on fruit, vegetables with dips, and brown bread.
The scheme will involve a variety of classes that will include cooking skills, walking schemes, physical activity sessions, weight management schemes, and healthy eating sessions.
Age Concern Warwickshire, who oversees the project, also welcomes ideas for other activities from the public.
For details contact Alice Ginniff, community health co-ordinator at Age Concern Warwickshire, on 01788 552545, or e-mail [email protected]
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