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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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The arena run by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has been shortlisted in the Best Rehabilitation Facility of the Year at the National Fitness Awards, an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country. The awards are organised by leading fitness industry magazine Workout, with support from ServiceSport. In each category […]

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The competition, which takes places on Monday, 3rd October between 10am – 11.30am, will celebrate active older adults with a range of Olympic style events. Activities on the day include javelin, a 400m walk race, a row and bike timed distance challenge, shot put and a 60m dash. There will be medals for the winners […]

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Blackburn with Darwen Council is backing the Stoptober campaign which is based on research suggesting that if a smoker quits for 28 days they are five more times likely to quit for good. The campaign organised by Public Health England launches on Saturday, October 1 and has helped over 14,800,000 smokers in England quit for good […]

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The Public Health funded WorkWell Blackburn with Darwen project provided nine months of support in wellbeing strategy and policy development, leading to an intense process of on-site assessment, staff interviews and evidence gathering. Building on the Healthy Heads campaign already in place, the leadership team at OLSJ have used the Charter as a foundation to develop […]

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