Summer update from Wirral’s Director of Public Health

Wirral’s Director of Public Health, Julie Webster, has issued a health update for the borough. The update is published in full below.

“Stay active this summer by working on your fitness and create a balanced lifestyle for you and your family. Take advantage of the warm weather and longer days and enjoy outdoors activities in Wirral.

“A daily brisk walk can give your body a boost, lift your mood and make everyday activities easier. No matter how much you do, physical activity is good for your body and mind.

“There are lots of free activities to do here in Wirral, as well as some brilliant facilities that families can use to stay active, right across the borough”.

5 ways you can get fit this summer, whilst also having fun!

  • Work out outdoors – go on runs, walks, bike rides or play a game of rounders in the park.
  • Go for a swim – visit your local pool or go to the beach.
  • Water sports – most of the summer weather and take part in fun water activities like paddleboard, windsurf, wakeboard, kayak or water ski.
  • Mix your workouts up – have some fun creating your own workouts like a bootcamp in the garden or train in outdoor gyms in Wirral’s parks.
  • Move around more – walk whenever possible and bask in nature in our woodlands and shores.

Invigor8 Memberships on Offer Across Wirral Leisure Services

Wirral Council Leisure Centres offer a wide range of memberships for the whole family including a monthly Teen and Student fitness membership. The Teen Invigor8 membership is currently on offer at just £15 per month with unlimited access to leisure centre gyms, pools, teen classes, golf and outdoor tennis.

Gym inductions are free of charge and available at Europa, Guinea Gap, West Kirby and Leasowe Leisure Centres.

For more information visit the Active Wirral website  or call into your nearest centre to sign up. 

Kids can have fun and keep fit this summer with these Disney-inspired games!

Keep children and young people active and entertained this summer with Better Health 10 Minute Shake Up Disney-inspired games   There are lots of activities for them to get involved during the holidays and once back they are back at school.

Weight management support in Wirral

If you’re looking to lose weight, making small, simple changes to your diet and physical activity levels are the first step to helping you lose weight. It can also reduce your chances of developing weight-related health problems such as back and joint pain, heart disease and diabetes.

Get help and support to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle by visiting Health in Wirral  

Are you taking care of your health?

Taking care of your health means taking proactive measures to live a healthy lifestyle and reduce the risk of potential negative health outcomes later on. This includes booking annual preventive health check-ups. You don’t need to wait until you fall ill before visiting a doctor, you can focus on your health right now.

Find out more about services and treatments available  

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