ESCAPE-pain, a powerful exercise programme designed to help beat the crippling pain of knee and hip osteoarthritis, has proved so effective in the East Riding that it will be continued for 800 people annually (from September).
Aldi is offering 20 schools across the UK the chance to win £20,000 each through its new Kit For Schools campaign.
The promotion, which is part of Aldi’s long-standing partnership with Team GB, will see cash prizes donated to twenty schools across the country to invest in equipment for a healthy legacy. Aldi will also be offering a Mini Olympics Kit to all schools who complete a poster, which includes, relay batons, cones and bibs.
A new website has been launched to help improve heart health among people living in East Riding of Yorkshire.
The Healthy Hearts website is designed to help people reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack, and help to lower the number of people dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease – a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.
Councillor Denis Healy is challenging his colleagues to take part in the new Beverley Westwood Parkrun.
His comments come after he took part and completed the first-ever Parkrun held in the town.
Play Areas in Woodmansey Parish have been officially reopened after the completion of works. This work was funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums, collected from developers of nearby housing sites.
Deer Park Way Play Area and King Street Play Area have been reopened. While the third play area Southwood Park on Princess Way is set for work to start in July.
The Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS) has introduced a free and confidential service to provide accurate information about the issues around taking Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs).
The Juice Bar offers advice on a range of substances, including steroids and a needle exchange, delivered as a part of the East Riding Partnership, which is run by the Alcohol and Drug Service and Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.
Dry January is a great opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol consumption and promote healthy lifestyle choices but, The Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS), a charity based in Hull says for some, casual drinking has actually become a risk to health.
The Charity wants to highlight that alcohol problems can and do affect anyone. With an annual caseload of over 3000 individuals, it is aware of only reaching a minority of people who could benefit from support.
The first junior football game to implement smoke-free sidelines will kick off the season on Sunday with an aim to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce chances for children to see adults smoking.
Smoke-free sidelines launched in June, as a joint initiative between Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull & District Youth Football League, East Riding Girls League, Active Humber University of Hull, Tigers Trust and East Riding County Football Association.
Thursday 5 July is 70 years to the day health secretary Aneurin Bevan launched the NHS in 1948, and to celebrate the Hull and East Riding Health Expo will take place at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Ferensway in Hull.
The event will start at 10am and continue until 4pm, with members of the public invited to come and go throughout the day. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition and meet health professionals and experts from across a range of local health services and innovations. As per previous years there will be a chance to get involved and join in, with a range of games and activities available.
The sidelines of all junior football games played in Beverley, Hull and the East Riding will go smoke-free when the new season begins in September.
Partners including Hull & District Youth Football League, East Riding Girls League, Hull City Council, East Riding Council, and East Riding Football Association – which covers Hull – have teamed up to promote healthy lifestyles.
With the UK being branded as the ‘Fat Man’ of Europe people are being urged to think about the steps they can take to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Figures show that in the UK Obesity is on the increase with the UK leading the way and topping the table with 24.9pc of the population classified as obese.
St Mary’s Primary school say their Active Travel Breakfast was a huge success and given it popularity they had to hold it over two mornings.
An annual event at the school, the Active Travel Breakfast is part of wider incentive to encourage young people to lead healthier lifestyle.
New walks have been organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Walking for Health scheme.
Using Active Coast mile markers the walk will take place every Thursday morning at 10am along the Bridlington Promenade, starting from the cafe in East Riding Leisure Bridlington.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is proud to support the thousands of smokers who this year will choose to stop smoking; boldly beginning a life without cigarettes.
Smoking rates may be declining but around 10 million people in the UK still smoke, and around 100,000 die each year from smoking-related causes.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched a new local drive which aims to get people walking briskly every day in bursts of ten minutes or more.
Just ten continuous minutes of brisk walking every day gets the heart pumping and can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood.
Health leaders are encouraging pregnant women in Hull to take their first steps to stopping smoking following the release of figures stating almost 21% of pregnant women in the city smoke*.
Smoking during pregnancy not only increases mothers’ risk of cancer and related health issues, but can also have a huge effect on the health of the unborn child, including the child potentially suffering with asthma for life, increased risk of miscarriage and stillbirth or complications at and after birth.
A number of free parenting courses to explore techniques and approaches to leading a healthy family lifestyle are taking place at venues across the city.
The HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition in the Really Young) parenting course, aimed at parents and carers of babies and young children under the age of five, are a unique and highly successful intervention to protect young children from the physical and emotional consequence of obesity.
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