Wakefield people invited to quit and get fit


Would you like to quit smoking and get fit at the same time? That’s the question the Wakefield health and wellbeing service are asking local people as they are invited to special ‘quit and get fit’ sessions.

The quit and fit sessions are being held at the Lightwaves Leisure Centre in Wakefield town centre every Monday from 1pm to 3pm. The stop smoking and chair based exercise session is free; however there will be a small charge of £1.50 for the active lifestyle circuit (ventilate scheme).

The health and wellbeing service, which is provided by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, consists of a range of distinct services – all aimed at working with local people to help them improve and maintain their wellbeing.

Quit and fit comprises of a stop smoking session run by specialist advisers on how to stop smoking and offering vouchers or prescription requests for nicotine replacement therapy, Zyban and Champix; at the same time as exercise activities including chair-based exercise and active lifestyle circuits.

Stop smoking specialist Jack Williams said, "The sessions can help people boost their health by taking up exercise as well as find out how to bin those cigarettes for good. The exercise sessions allow people to exercise at their own rate and target a range of different body parts dependant on ability and preference. And the advice from our specialist advisors on how to stub out a smoking habit may be just what someone needs to make them fitter, healthier and even financially better off!"

To find out more about the sessions or to book a place contact health and wellbeing development workers Jack Williams on 07554 555181 or David Harrison 07899 905423.

For more information about the Trust including how to become a member visit www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk

Wakefield people invited to quit and get fit

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