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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:03 by Parish Council
This January, workplaces across Hinckley and Bosworth are being urged to introduce more physical activity into the working day by taking part in the Active Workplace Challenge.
Workplace Challenge is a free programme that allows everyone to log activity, win points and track their physical activity levels. It provides all users with the chance to try new sports and activities including the offline competition programme which is great for workplaces to enjoy a social opportunity with their colleagues, as well as getting involved in a range of sports. This can be through mass events such as the Business Games or more niche activities such as Volleyball. More »
The focus of the challenge this year is to do at least three lots of 10 minute activities during the working day which can lead to many benefits for both employees and employers. These include;
- Improved mood
- Boost in concentration
- Increase communication
- Improved productivity
- Reduced sick leave
Chirag Ruda, the Borough Council's Health Improvement Officer explained: "There are already 318 local employees engaged with Workplace Challenge from 41 businesses in Hinckley and Bosworth
and this year we want even more people to take up the Challenge. I'd urge everyone to make sure they log their activity points because spot prizes are frequently awarded for taking part. Whatever your choice of activity, it all helps to create a healthier workplace and a healthier you.
"It's never been easier to log activities with the use of Fitbit's, when your Fitbit is linked with your Workplace Challenge account, your figures will automatically be uploaded when you sync your devices."
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:02 by Parish Council
A NEW INITIATIVE is being launched this month to encourage people to make better lifestyle choices and improve their health.
As part of Leicestershire and Rutland Sport's 'New Year New You' campaign, the borough council's physical activity team has got together with health colleagues to organise a series of free health events across the borough to help people to make positive changes to their lifestyle. More »
Health professionals and physical activity specialists will be available at these sessions to give advice on quitting smoking, alcohol awareness and exercise. There will also be basic health checks on offer to give blood pressure and weight checks.
The sessions are free and are open to everyone, no booking is necessary:
Tuesday 23 January – 11am to 1pm in the Coffee Bar at Sport in Desford
Wednesday 24 January - 9am to 12pm in Market Place, Market Bosworth
Friday 26 January - 9am to 11am in the Britannia Centre in Hinckley
Friday 26 January - 11:30am - 1:30pm in the foyer of Sainsbury's in Hinckley
Sports Personality of the Year 2017 Unsung Hero Denise Larrad will be taking groups out for a brisk 10 minute walk during these health events, to demonstrate how implementing small changes to your lifestyle can be of great benefit to your health.
Whether someone is going 'dry' for January, giving up smoking, aiming to lose a few pounds or trying to be more active, completing the Public Health England 'One You' quiz will provide the tools to make that change: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/hay
Residents can also take advantage of New Year offers at a variety of leisure facilities and group classes across the borough. The offers available are on the Hinckley and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance website www.hbsha.org.uk/
The Borough Council's Executive Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, Councillor Maureen Cook said: "I would urge anyone to start the year as they mean to go on and make the most of this free opportunity to feel better while getting fitter."
For more information on these events and offers please contact the Active Together team on 01455 255908. » Less
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:30 by Parish Council
In a previous news item, details of HBBC's Local Plan Review were given and they are asking for your views on what the scope of the Local Plan review should be and the issues that need to be addressed.
The scope, issues and options consultation runs for eight weeks, from Monday 8 January to Sunday 4 March 2018.
Drop-in sessions and 'themed' presentations are being held across the Borough and planning officers will be available to discuss your views and help you to submit your comments at these events. More »
One will be held on Thursday 18 January: 1.30pm to 5pm at The Millennium Hall, Britannia Road, Burbage.
Please see the leaflet attached for further information on all drop-in sessions and you can also view full details on HBBC's website.