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20th July 2012
Every participating household to receive a personal plan for a healthier future
With the Olympics just one week away, families across Northamptonshire will this year be given personalised activity plans to help bring the country together and make us the most active Olympic host nation ever.
Healthy living campaign Change4Life will be giving out Games4Life ‘activity check’ questionnaires. Each individual that responds (even if there is more than one in each household) will receive their own free personalised action pack, specific for adults or children, to help them get moving more and make the changes they need for a healthier, happier future.
A great tool for the summer holidays, the kids’ packs will include new activity ideas, stickers, tips and prizes, to help children get active. Also featuring new games and tools, the packs will keep boredom at bay over the long summer holidays. Advice for adults in their separate packs will also ensure that it’s not just kids who are getting up and about.
Marie McLoughlin, Specialist in Public Health in Northamptonshire, said: ‘The Olympic Games in London is a fantastic way of encouraging people to become more active. Adults should exercise for at least 30 minutes every day and children even longer to keep fit and well.
'The Games4Life packs are an excellent way to help anyone convert the excitement they get from watching the Olympics on the TV into getting out and getting exercise.’
Games4Life ‘activity check’ questionnaire are available online here or paper copies are available at GP Surgeries and pharmacies across Northamptonshire with a freepost return.