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Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyles Service launch

Published
28.02.2017

If you are looking to stop smoking, lose weight, cut down on alcohol or be more active, the county’s new Healthy Lifestyles Service is here to help.

On Thursday 2nd March, the Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyles Service will be in Gloucester’s Kings Square to promote the service to local residents. The event will run from 9:30am until 3:30pm in the afternoon.

The service’s healthy lifestyles coaches, along with representatives from Gloucestershire County Council’s public health team and the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group’s bus, will be encouraging residents to take part in some fun activities.

These will include lung age tests, exercise demonstrations, ageing software, challenges while wearing ‘beer goggles’ and many other hands on activities.

There will also be a healthy eating cookery demonstration from local charity the Wiggly Worm, with free tasting samples and recipes for passers-by.

Cllr Andrew Gravells, cabinet member for public health at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “I’m really looking forward to working with the Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyles Service and this launch event is a great way to show local residents what the free service will offer.

“It’s important that we continue to look at new ways to promote the benefits of quitting smoking, losing weight, and just generally being more healthy.

“This new service will be able to encourage and help people who are serious about wanting to have a healthier lifestyle in 2017 and beyond.”

Stuart Jackson, chief executive at ICE Creates, the organisation running the new healthy lifestyles service, said: “We’re really excited to be launching the new Healthy Lifestyles Service in Gloucestershire and about the benefits it is set to bring for local people.

“We hope to see lots of residents down at the launch event on Thursday to learn how we can help.”

To contact the Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyles Service call 0800 122 3788 or visit the website at www.hlsglos.org.