Men’s Health Day at Dalston Library
Free gym passes, fitness taster sessions and weight testing are just some of the things men can get involved with at the Men’s Health day, taking place Thursday 15 June at Dalston C.L.R James Library.
Taking place from 4 - 7.30pm, the Dalston Men’s Health Day will show how easy it is to work in simple exercises to a daily routine, with a free low impact fitness class. Those who attend the class will also be given a free gym taster session.
Research published by the NHS shows that compared to a man of a healthy weight, obesity in men can lead to many different health complications including a higher risk of stroke, and a fivefold increase in the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.
As well as improving physical health, leading an active healthy lifestyle has also been shown to dramatically improve mental wellbeing. Those who attend the health day can lend books from the library on healthy eating, exercise and mindfulness.
Health experts will also be on hand to give drop-in health coaching, referrals to weight maintenance schemes and free Body Mass Index (BMI) testing.
Achieving a healthy lifestyle can often seem overwhelming, especially with so much information and advice out there - it can be hard to know where to start. There are many small changes that can have a big impact on our physical, mental and emotional health. Health Coaches can help to break up these lifestyle changes into manageable chunks, that are realistic to put into action and to maintain long term. This event is a great opportunity for men to learn more about the things that affect their health, and ways to overcome them.