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People urged to stay fit and healthy in Cheshire

David Brown - Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, Megan Giglia, paralympic gold medalist and Councillor Paul Bates.

Plans to tackle obesity and improve people's health are being stepped up in Cheshire East.

One You Cheshire East, which brings lifestyle and health advice services in the borough under one support system, works to improve residents’ health, tackle health inequalities and reduce the load on the council and NHS.

It focuses on early intervention to help residents live well for longer, by supporting them to drink less alcohol, eat well, lose weight, move more and be smoke free.

The integrated system has been launched to the public at an event at Crewe Lifestyle Centre where visitors found out more about the services.

British Paralympic track cyclist Megan Giglia MBE, who won Britain's first gold medal at the Rio Paralympics in 2016, attended the opening.

Megan, a Congleton Cycle Club member, who now lives in Stockport, was honoured by Cheshire East Council last year by being given the freedom of the borough.

Residents can access One You Cheshire East services via self-referral or referrals from a health or social care professional. Support includes a dedicated website and lifestyle support staff.

Following the public launch of One You Cheshire East, roadshows will take place across the borough, targeting the areas where there is the most need. There will also be One You Cheshire East activities at the lifestyle centre on Saturday, March 18.

 

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