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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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By signing up they access a range of free support including packs, emails, texts and an app – all providing information, advice and daily tips to help them through the month. Everyone quits together, supported by employers, communities, charities and other partners, as well encouraging each other via our Facebook page. And by making it […]

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Brought to you by The National Lottery and ITV, supported by the British Olympic Association and Join In, I Am Team GB will be the nation’s biggest ever sports day. I Am Team GB is a golden opportunity for every local sports club and activity group to open their doors and welcome new members and […]

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Meet Grant…. Grant is our new volunteer Activity Buddy who will be available to play badminton at Darwen Leisure Centre. Activity Buddies support people on a one to one basis, helping them to attend leisure activities. Anyone is welcome to book a session, whether you are a complete beginner wanting to try something new or […]

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Wajid Bashir, Community Development officer with Community Restart Mental Health said: “By getting people talking about mental health we can together break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all. People who have a mental illness are a part of the community and can contribute positively to […]

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