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One You Active 10

Get involved in the new ‘One You’ campaign which aims to encourage adults to build more physical activity into their life by simply walking briskly for ten continuous minutes or more every day. Ten continuous minutes of brisk walking everyday gets the heart pumping and can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood. Over… Read More


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Lakeside Family Fun Day

Have you got what it takes to beat the swim club and lifeguards in a relay race? You won’t know unless you try! Join us this Saturday for loads of Free Fun. Test your skill on the giant inflatable or have a splashing time with the toys and floats. Swimming works all your main muscles…. Read More

Come along and join one of our free swim sessions during the month of November. Our month of swimming is part of Everybody Active North East – a collaboration of councils in the region during 2016 to promote being active as a great way to stay healthy. Swimming is Free for all over-60s throughout November at each  of our 4 pools. No need… Read More

Stoptober 2017

Stop smoking for 28 days and you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good. No matter how long you’ve smoked for, quitting can help improve your health straight away. You’re more likely to live longer and have more energy for quality time with your children, family and friends. Sign up to the Stoptober 2017 challenge and increase your… Read More

What is World Suicide Prevention day? World Suicide Prevention Day is held each year on 10 September. It’s an annual awareness raising event organised by International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). This year’s theme is about connecting with others and letting people know that #ITSOKAYTOTALK. Why is it important?… Read More

Did you know if you use your local Stop Smoking Service you are up to four times more likely to succeed? What do you stand to gain? More money for you and your family An improved sense of smell and taste Fresher breath Less stress and anxiety Cleaner lungs and a stronger heart Being healthier… Read More

According to the UK physical activity guidelines released by the Chief Medical Officers in 2011, children should:- engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes and up to several hours every day incorporate vigorous intensity activity, including those that strengthen muscle and bone on at least three days a week… Read More