Get going in York this summer with Change4Life

7 Aug 2013 @ 4.24 pm
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Issued by City of York Council

Summer is here and this year City of York Council will be making sure that it’s one everyone will remember.

Summer is a great time for us all to get active, and those with kids will want to keep them busy over the school holidays too. And the good news is that there’s loads going on in York to keep everyone active and entertained – from loads of free local events to discounted sports club sessions. Why not give one of these a try this summer?

Celebrating Ability Day – 20 August 2013

BHF’s Heart of York Bike Ride – 1 September 2013.

Members of City of York Council’s Sport and Active Leisure Team will be at the above events with further details on the Change4Life campaigns.

It can be all too easy to let the kids spend a bit too much time on the sofa over the summer, and whilst it’s great to relax after a long school year, it’s also important to make sure that they stay active during the holidays. The longer days are also the perfect time for adults to join in and give something new a try too.

Kids aged five to 16 need to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity that gets their heart beating faster than usual, and they need to do it every day to burn off calories and prevent them storing up excess fat in the body.

And activity’s not just important for kids – it’s also recommended that adults should make sure they’re active for 150 minutes a week.

Councillor Tracey Simpson-Laing, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Adult Social Services, City of York Council said: “Change4Life’s Get Going This Summer’s campaign is a great initiative to encourage people to be more active over the summer months.

“City of York Council is really pleased to be supporting this year’s campaign to help raise the awareness of the importance of the whole family being active for a happy, healthier life.”

So make the most of what’s going on in the area and make sure this summer is a happy and healthy one!

For more information on what’s going on in your area, telephone 01904 553377.

Change4Life online is also full of great ideas, tools, tips and free online activity plans to help families get up and about this summer.

Search Change4Life to sign up for your free online activity plan and find loads of offers from our partners.

 


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