National Obesity Week started yesterday (Monday 17th Jan 2011), and this year it is actually going to run until Sunday 30th January.
Various councils have organised events around the UK to help raise awareness about the dangers of obesity and look at ways to help people to lose weight and get fit.
World Record For The Largest Dance
The www.nationalobesityforum.org.uk provides details of all the main events. One of the most exciting ones is happening on Wednesday 19th when there is going to be a National School Sport Dance.
“On Wednesday the 19th January 2011 all schools, nurseries, leisure centres, old people’s homes, colleges, universities and sports clubs are invited to take part in ‘The National School Sport Dance’.
The 19th January is 555 days until the start of the 2012 London Olympics = 555 = SSS = Support School Sport! At 11.40am (i.e. 20to12) on that day schools who wish to ‘Support School Sport’ will perform the dance either in classrooms, their school hall, the yard or at a central venue with other schools as a show of mass participation.
If you would like to take part or need further information of the ‘National School Sport Dance’ please register here.”
The Great Swapathon
We talked about the Great Swapathon in December, well, starting this week some groups are starting to really get their swaps working for them. There are reports that the residents of Great Yarmouth and Waveney will be doing food and activity swaps to help them to lose weight.
Bromley Health Checks
In Bromley the Primary Care Trust are giving free mini health checks were they will check your body mass index, give diet advice, exercise advice and also provide information on walking schemes in the area.
For further details contact Tanya Mead by email: [email protected]
Contact your local NHS primary care trust to find out what is happening in your area.
In Essex today many children took a healthy walk around Southend to help them get fit and raise awareness about health and weight.
The website www.wfh.naturalengland.org.uk provides more information on walking for fitness and helps you to find a walking group in your area that you can join. You can search the site by postcode to find walking groups and organised walks near you.