Let’s Get Telford Healthy launched to help people to get fit and well during the pandemic

A new campaign launched by Telford and Wrekin Council aims to bring together people from across the borough who want to make a commitment to being healthier.

Let’s Get Telford Healthy launched to help people to get fit and well during the pandemic

To help residents to achieve their healthier goal, people will be invited to sign up to a series of emails with advice and tips to help keep them going over a period of 12 weeks.

The advice has been put together by the Council’s Healthy Lifestyles Team, who are experts in helping people to live healthier lives using just small and simple techniques anyone can do.

Being overweight has shown to increase people’s risk of life threatening complications from Coronavirus – so now is a great time to start living healthier. 

As well as losing weight, the campaign will focus on being active, eating well and emotional wellbeing as these can all make a massive difference to our health.

Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted to many, how important it is to take care of their health.

“I’m not talking about strict diets, you don’t need to start climbing the Wrekin every day; we’re talking about taking small steps together to form healthier habits.

“If you want to change and live healthier, the key to making it stick is new small habits.

“Anyone who joins in with this campaign will be getting the knowledge to make those small changes and some motivation over the course of 12 weeks through emails, videos and interesting stories.”

People can join the Let’s Get Telford Healthy movement by signing up with your email.

People will also be sharing their progress on social media using the hashtag #LetsGetTelfordHealthy

People can also contact the Healthy Lifestyles team by joining the Healthy Lifestyles Chat Facebook Group for additional support from others on a journey.

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