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Helen's Big Health Check events prove to be a big hit!

Posted: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 19:30

Helen's Big Health Check events prove to be a big hit!

Over 700 people from around the county recently attended the three 'Helen's Big Health Check' events that were organised in partnership by BBC Radio Northampton, Northamptonshire Sport, local authorities, leisure providers, sports clubs and healthcare professionals.

The free events which were named after BBC Radio Northampton presenter Helen Blaby who came up with the idea for them were held at Daventry Leisure Centre, the Pemberton Centre in Rushden and the indoor school at Northants County Cricket Club in Northampton.

Helen presented her show live from each of the venues while members of the public had the opportunity to participate in a variety of physical activity taster sessions organised by Northamptonshire Sport and delivered by local providers. The activities included aerobics, archery, badminton, boccia, bowls, cycling, table tennis, tennis, walking football, walking netball, yoga and special exercise classes called OTAGO training. These are designed to increase balance, coordination and muscle strength as a way of preventing falls.

Attendees of the events were also able to receive free health checks which included prostate cancer tests, cancer screening, blood pressure checks. They could also speak to experts in mental health, podiatry and diabetes about any concerns they may of had.

If you'd like to know more about any of the physical activity opportunities that were offered at these events, or would like information about getting active in Northamptonshire then please contact the relevant member of our team listed below based on where in the county you live.

Daventry and East Northants Graeme.Wilson@firstforwellbeing.co.uk 07766 991828

Kettering and South Northants Sarah.Harvey@firstforwellbeing.co.uk 07834 495841

Corby, Northampton and Wellingborough Will.Heckford@firstforwellbeing.co.uk 07795 256199

OTAGO training Fraser.Lodge@firstforwellbeing.co.uk 07912 891993

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