Healthy Living Day Returns to Leicester Market


Shoppers at Leicester Market will be provided with insight into a healthier lifestyle later this month, as Market Square once again plays host to Healthy Living Day.

Taking place between 10:00am and 2:00pm on Thursday 28th January, visitors to Leicester Market will be able to engage with a number of local organisations, who will be on hand to provide useful advice and tips to help many on their way to succeeding in their respective New Year’s resolutions.

Smokers looking to kick the habit for good will be able to speak to staff from the city’s Stop Smoking Service, who provide free 12-week support and advocate the use of e-cigarettes as a method of stopping smoking.

Meanwhile, representatives from Leicester City Council’s Sports Services will be providing people with the opportunity of a full body analysis using their state-of-the-art Boditrax equipment*, which measures height, weight, body fat percentage, muscle percentage, water retention and much more to provide in-depth insight into your health.

Other areas of Public Health will also be on hand to speak to shoppers, including subjects such as diet and physical activity, alcohol awareness, health checks, diabetes and the nationwide Change4Life initiative, which provides families with ideas, recipes and games to help them on their way to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

The event is the second Healthy Living Day to be held at Leicester Market, with 2013’s event bringing together health organisations and the city’s sports teams in a bid to promote a healthier lifestyle thorough physical activity and positive lifestyle choices, tied in perfectly with the range of fresh produce available on a daily basis at Leicester Market.

Cllr Abdul Osman, assistant city mayor for public health, said: “We welcome events like this, which give people the information they need to make healthier life choices.

“Making simple changes to your lifestyle, such as giving up smoking, eating a more healthy diet and increasing the amount of exercise you do, can make a big difference to the way that you feel and to your overall health.”

Healthy Living Day is completely free to attend and people of all ages are welcome to come down and make the most of the vast amount of information available.

*weather permitting