Trowbridge fair launches strategy to promote healthy habits

Ellie Cillebins of LA studio demonstrated the fun people can have keeping fit using hula hoops

Cllr Jane Scott and Dr Stephen Rowlands showed how to enjoy a smoothie made by powering a blender by bicycle

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A health and wellbeing fair to launch a new Wiltshire fitness strategy was held last week.

Held at County Hall, in Trowbridge, it was used to highlight Wiltshire Health and Wellbeing Board’s aims for 2014/15 which include promoting healthy lifestyles to help Wiltshire residents to live longer. It is a joint strategy between Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Visitors could have a full body MOT, try out hula hoops and make their own smoothie by cycling on a bike powering a blender. Wiltshire Council leader, Jane Scott and Dr Stephen Rowlands, CCG chairman, showed how to do it.

Cllr Scott said: “The strategy is about ensuring that everyone in Wiltshire has equal access the support that they need.”

Dr Rowlands said: “Now more than ever it is absolutely vital that our groups have a health system that fits around you.”

Visitors to the fair could also learn more about charity Hope for Tomorrow who fund a mobile Chemotherapy Unit which travels to people across the region to provide cancer treatment.

For more information about the new strategy visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk.

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