Thursday, 21 January 2016

VILLAGE AGENT NEWS

Are you sitting comfortably…?
A new campaign developed by Public Health Devon launched this week called ‘Are you sitting comfortably?’ – to highlight the risks of sedentary behaviour - plus simple things you can do to break it up and move more during your day.  We know that being active is great for our health but frequent movement during the day is just as important as regular physical activity.
Even if an individual is active, if they spend a long time being sedentary each day they are still at risk of harming their health – so it’s important to raise awareness of the need to reduce and interrupt sedentary behaviour alongside the benefits of being active.
To support the campaign, Public Health Devon have developed a video clip, infographic and ‘sitting calculator’.  As most people are probably unaware of how sedentary they are, these digital tools are designed to raise awareness, trigger realisation and offer ideas for small changes that can make a difference.
Take a look at https://new.devon.gov.uk/adultsocialcareandhealth/health-and-wellbeing/are-you-sitting-comfortably/sitting-calculator/

The Exmoor Carers Group will next be meeting on Monday 28th November (12 -2pm)  at the White Horse, Exford, please contact me if you are thinking of coming along.
Please contact me by telephone or e-mail, or a home visit can be arranged.  All advice is free and completely confidential.
Caroline Harding, Village Agent, Tel : 07908 160733, e-mail : caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk


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