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A week of wellbeing!
Friday 31st August, 2012

A week of wellbeing!
Left to Right: Pauline Firth, Stop Smoking Advisor, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, organisers from WLCT’s library services Wendy Heaton, Rita Devlin and Head of Libraries, Richard Bealing.

Libraries across Wigan and Leigh will hold a week of activities dedicated to health and wellbeing.

Health Week will take place between Monday 17 September and Saturday 22 September.

Scores of events have been planned including storytime sessions for under 5s centred around dental health and being healthy, healthy eating cookery demonstrations and a special Exercise Bike Challenge between Wigan Library and Leigh Library to see which town can clock up the most miles during the week.

Organiser Wendy Heaton from Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust (WLCT), who manage libraries on behalf of Wigan Council, said: “Many people visit libraries to access books and information on lots of health issues such as quitting smoking or dieting but this is a chance to speak to those professionals in person who can help you to achieve a happier, healthier lifestyle.”

Health Trainers from Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust will also be on hand to offer advise and top tips on weight loss, quitting smoking, how to eat more healthily and drinking sensibly.

Andi Sizer, Clinical Network Lead for Health and Wellbeing - Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this week of activities and information.

“It is a great opportunity for people to pop along for some simple advice and find out about the range of free services that Bridgewater offers to help local people improve their health and wellbeing."

Staff from WLCT’s Active Living service will also be on hand throughout the week promoting free health sessions taking place across Wigan and Leigh.

Visit www.wlct.org for more information or call in to your local library.

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