Healthy Living Day returns to Leicester Market

Published on 19 January 2016

Shoppers at Leicester Market will be encouraged to take a step towards a healthier lifestyle next week, as Market Square hosts a Healthy Living Day.

Taking place between 10am and 2pm on Thursday 28 January, the event will involve a number of organisations who will be able to provide useful advice that will help people quit smoking, get more active or improve their overall health. 

Smokers looking to kick the habit for good will be able to speak to staff from the city’s Stop Smoking Service, who provide free 12-week support and advocate the use of e-cigarettes as a method of stopping smoking.

Meanwhile, members of the council’s sports services team will be providing people with the chance to have a full body analysis using their state-of-the-art Boditrax equipment, which – weather permitting – will measure height, weight, body fat percentage, muscle percentage and water retention. 

Other experts will be on hand to speak to shoppers on subjects such as diet and physical activity, alcohol awareness, health checks, diabetes and the nationwide Change4Life initiative, which provides families with ideas, recipes and games to help them on their way to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

The event is the second Healthy Living Day to be held at Leicester Market.

Cllr Abdul Osman, assistant city mayor for public health, said: “We welcome events like this, which give people the information they need to make healthier life choices. 

“Making simple changes to your lifestyle, such as giving up smoking, eating a more healthy diet and increasing the amount of exercise you do, can make a big difference to the way that you feel and to your overall health.”

Healthy Living Day is completely free to attend and people of all ages are welcome.

More information about improving your health and wellbeing is available at www.leicester.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health