Wakefield people invited to quit and get fit in 2012


Would you like to quit smoking and get fit in 2012? The Wakefield health and wellbeing service is offering local people the opportunity to do just this in 2012 as they launch their ‘quit and get fit’ sessions.

The quit and fit sessions will be held at St George’s Healthy Living Centre in Lupset, every Thursday from 26th January, between 11:30am -1.00pm. The sessions will run for eight weeks.

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.

The course includes stop smoking sessions, run by specialist advisers who provide advice on how to stop smoking and offer support to do so including vouchers or prescription requests for nicotine replacement therapy, Zyban and Champix; and exercise sessions which feature activities for all abilities. The stop smoking is free; however there will be a small charge of £1.00 for the exercise session.

Jack Williams, stop smoking specialist said, "Taking part in these sessions is a great way for people to boost their health as it gives them the opportunity to take part in exercise and discover how they can cut out 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 financially better off!"

To find out more about the sessions or to book a place contact Jack Williams on 07554 555181 or Sheena Woodard on 01924 369631

Wakefield people invited to quit and get fit in 2012

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