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Moving More Challenge Continued

Moving More Challenge Continued

With the cold and wet weather, it’s easy to find excuses not to get out and about more. A walk or a run is often the last thing on our mind. Our colleagues have taken up the challenge to be Move More Advocates and have been blogging about their attempts to be more physically active. … Continue reading

Moving More Challenge

Moving More Challenge

We can often feel a little sluggish at this time of year, but evidence shows that being physically active can reduce the risk of major illnesses and can improve our mental health. It’s time to get up off the sofa and move more. In response to Shropshire Health and Well-being Board’s year of Everybody Active … Continue reading

A guide to Young People travelling on their own.

A guide to Young People travelling on their own.

As part of the NHS Young Health Champions Project, young people worked towards their independence travelling on public transport. Independent travel is essential for reducing isolation and promoting health and happiness. The Young Health Champions went through 4 stages to become independent travellers. The Young Health Champions are now looking to devise an accredited on … Continue reading

Giving Your Children a Healthy Start

Giving Your Children a Healthy Start

Do you think free vitamin supplements should be available to all pregnant women and/or young children? I’m sure you will have read or heard on the news that as a nation we are getting bigger and that this can have harmful effects on our health.   But did you know that many young children are not … Continue reading

National Bike Week

National Bike Week

It national Bike Week so why not plan a bike ride with the children this week? Cycling can be great fun, has lots of health benefits, and a cheaper way to travel.  With the nice Summer weather on its way (or so we are promised) and the children due to break up from school soon, … Continue reading

Smile!

Smile!

World Oral Health Day is a great opportunity for us to learn a little more about our own oral health, the oral health of our children and find out just why it is so important to an overall feeling of well-being. Here are some facts and tips on how to keep our teeth health. Over … Continue reading

It’s Walk to School Week!

It’s Walk to School Week!

Walking to school regularly is not only a fantastic way to encourage an active lifestyle, it is also a great opportunity to teach your children vital road safety skills and ensure they are alert and ready to learn at the start of a new day. Teachers even report that those pupils who walk to school … Continue reading