Two in three Stevenage adults are obese, according to public health profile

The timetable for Saturday's events. Pics: SLL

The timetable for Saturday's events. Pics: SLL - Credit: Archant

One in four adults in Stevenage are inactive, two in three are obese, one in three children are obese, one in four smoke and one in four adults experience poor mental health and wellbeing.

Stevenage Healthy Hub

Stevenage Healthy Hub - Credit: Archant

These trends are evident in the latest statistics released by Public Health England.

The profile put together for the town shows that the health of people here is varied compared with the England average, and that there are some key areas of concern.

To help redress the balance, there will be a chance to join some fun fitness sessions and a mass workout and get some health advice at Stevenage Leisure Centre on Saturday.

Fitness guru Juanita Prescott – aka Mrs Moveit – will lead the sessions, which will show you how to do simple fun workout in your own home.


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There will be a non-competitive multi-sports fun session for kids. and if you have a disability you can come try wheelchair basketball, boccia, inclusive dance and archery, or have a free trial on the Alter G anti-gravity treadmill and the FES bike.

You can also use the gym for a free session.

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Stallholders from a variety of health and fitness-related organisations will be on hand to offer support and signposting.

The event runs from 10am to 2pm, and all are welcome to attend.

Support is available through the Healthy Hub Stevenage, which is situated in the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre and brings together organisations to help you to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

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