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Helen's Blaby's Big Health Check Events Are Coming Soon!

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:45

Helen's Blaby's Big Health Check Events Are Coming Soon!

This September BBC Radio Northampton and Northamptonshire Sport in addition to a number of other organisations are working in partnership to bring Helen's Big Health Check events to people in the county again, but this time it will be bigger than ever before.

BBC Radio Northampton's Helen Blaby will be broadcasting live from the events, which take place this year at Daventry Leisure Centre on Wednesday 19th September, The Pemberton Centre in Rushden on Thursday 20th and Northampton's County Cricket Ground on Friday 21st September. All of them are free of charge and will be on from 12-3pm each day.

Northamptonshire Sport will be working with local leisure providers and sports clubs from each of the 3 areas to offer a number of taster sessions in a variety of activities. These include traditional sports like archery and bowls. There will however also be walking sports such as football and netball for those that still want to enjoy playing as part of a team, but at a slightly slower pace than the running version, while still providing the physical benefits.

There will also be the opportunity for attendees to try taster sessions in OTAGO exercise training which is designed to increase balance, coordination and muscle strength as a way of preventing falls.

In addition to the physical activity taster sessions there will be a number of healthcare professionals offering a variety of health checks.

This year, for the first time there will be prostate cancer tests for men over the age of 45 in the form of a blood test, mouth cancer screening, and access to the University of Northampton's Podiatrists.

Helen will also be joined by Dr Olivia Stevenson for skin cancer screening, local mental health experts, and pharmacists from Northampton General Hospital.

There's also the chance for you to have your blood pressure checked, speak to the Diabetes Team, and take part in some meditation.

For more information about the physical activity opportunities on offer at each of the events contact Sarah Harvey (Daventry) on 07834 495841, Graeme Wilson (Rushden) 07766 991828, or Will Heckford (Northampton) 07795 256199.

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