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If you have answered YES to the questions above then the re:fresh volunteer programme needs you. We aim to get more people active in the borough by training volunteer aerobics instructors to deliver exercise sessions in the community. Your commitment: Starting at the end of February, attend 1 evening session per week over 20 weeks […]

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Spent up after all your Christmas shopping but still want to treat yourself?  Sign up now and pay nothing until the 1st February! You could potentially save £40 on your monthly direct debit AND we’ll waive the joining fee saving you another £20. This offer is available at Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre, Darwen Leisure […]

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Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This is the same as 6 pints of average strength beer a week. Regularly drinking more than this can increase the risk to your health. It’s important to know how much you are drinking and the easy ways you can […]

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The Jamia Ghosia Association was one of several groups that applied to Blackburn with Darwen Council to run the centre and were chosen following a robust process. The move follows the decision by the Council to transfer the management to a community group as a result of government budget cuts that means it has to […]

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The fourth annual ‘Healthtalk’ will take place at Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday, November 26. Healthtalk is a chance for residents from all over Blackburn with Darwen to directly influence local plans for health and social care and come up with ideas to create and sustain health where they live. The theme for […]

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Tobacco control profiles released by Public Health England recently show that, during 2015/16, the rate of people setting a quit date in Blackburn with Darwen was the 11th highest in the country per 100,000 smokers. Other stats show that, during the same time period, the rate of successful quitters was the 24th highest in the […]

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Mark Campbell attained the RCEP (Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist) qualification which is one of the ACSM’s highest-ranking clinical certifications and one of the most difficult to attain in the world earlier this year. Mr Campbell, who is employed by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, is now part of the ACSM exam team who are responsible […]

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Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications if you have a long-term health condition like: COPD; bronchitis, emphysema; diabetes; heart, kidney or liver disease or have suffered a stroke. Flu on top of health conditions like these can easily develop into something very serious and could land you in hospital. […]

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Modern life makes it hard to be healthy. Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life. Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more alcohol than we should, continuing to smoke, or just not being […]

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May Thazin had never ridden a bike when she signed up for her first London Triathlon earlier this year and she turned to the Cycle Centre situated in Witton Park for help.  Instructors at the centre recognised the challenging task at hand and began working with May in April 2016.  May had one-to-one training at […]

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