Cornmill Shopping Centre is working alongside Darlington College to promote a healthy start to the new year following the indulgent Christmas festivities.
Throughout January the partnership will aim to support residents and local shoppers by seeking to boost health and wellbeing across the borough.
On Monday 21st January, Cornmill Shopping Centre will host a ‘Body MOT’ pop-up event from 11am to 2pm with health and social care students from Darlington College on hand to provide information and advice, including Blood Glucose and Haemoglobin Tests – used to manage blood sugar levels.
Wanting to tone up after Christmas? Head to the centre on Wednesday 23rd January from 11am until 2pm where local companies such as Rockliffe, fit fresh and The Gym Group will teach health and wellbeing skills to help residents adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. Alongside the demonstrations, the students will share advice on course specific health awareness techniques including regulated heart checks and handwashing with exposure to UV lights – a technique aiming to target and eliminate key hygiene problems.
Claire Turner, Marketing and Engagement Manager at Darlington College “We are delighted to be able to bring our health and social care students into the Cornmill Centre to allow them to gain real experience and demonstrate their understanding and learning by carrying out Body MOT’s to the public.”
Susan Young, centre manager at the Cornmill Centre, said: “We’ll be supporting the movement to get the town fit and healthy on Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd January. Promoting a healthy lifestyle and showing how important regular health checks are, is vital to any local community. We can’t wait to start our health kick this year with the residents of Darlington and we wish everyone a happy and healthy 2019.”
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