Media release - issued 11 Apr 2017
Feel good with the ONE YOU Wellbeing Festival
Rushmoor Borough Council has teamed up with NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group, Hart District Council and Waverley Borough Council, to organise a special wellbeing day and a two-week festival from Sunday 7 to Sunday 21 May.
The festival will start with the ONE YOU Wellbeing Day, Sunday 7 May, where residents can pop into Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre between 11am and 3pm to get tips and support on a range of topics such as getting active, eating well, weight management and how to de-stress. The day will include opportunities to try a variety of activities in the Move More Zone, an offer of a free NHS Health Check for people aged between 40 and 74, and the chance to meet Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and check out their fire engine.
Following this, from Monday 8 to Sunday 21 May, there will be lots of free, discounted and low-cost physical activity sessions happening across Rushmoor, Hart and Waverley, to encourage residents to get active. There are a large variety of sessions available including friendly walking groups, beginners running, swimming, exercise classes, walking football, cycling and more.
Dr Karen Robinson, local GP and Clinical Lead for Prevention and Self Care in North-East Hampshire and Farnham said, "We've linked up with the national ONE YOU campaign to empower our community to make and celebrate small changes, to help everyone feel good and improve their health by taking advantage of all the help available locally. Simple things such as the whole family eating healthier foods and finding an activity that you enjoy can make a real difference. Being active is also a great way to meet up with friends or even make new ones."
More than one million people have already started their journey to a happier, healthier life with the ONE YOU campaign. Take the One You health quiz to get a personalised health score and start your journey to a healthier you.
Residents who would like to get involved in the festival can see the full programme of events by visiting our One You Wellbeing Festival web page or by calling 01252 398 763.