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  • eat well move more live longereat well move more live longer

    We are continually looking for new projects which are designed to encourage morephysical exercise or help improve eating habits. If you have an idea which you wouldlike to talk to us about, or if you would like to find out more about Thetford HealthyTown, then please contact Holly Gilbert or Carol Doherty on 01842 757350 or emailenquiries@thetfordhealthytown.co.uk.

    And not forgetting local businesses.....We would also like to hear from you if you have a business in Thetford and would liketo support your employees to be more active or eat well. Many of our projects havetailored programmes to help businesses, all of which are free or very low cost, withpotentially very positive benefits. Please visit our websitewww.thetfordhealthytown.co.uk which has a new page specifically aimed atsupporting businesses. Alternatively please phone Holly Gilbert on 01842 757350.

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    Joy of FoodJoy of Food is all about eating for pleasure and cooking for health.What we eat can make so much difference to the way we feel so we believe that good habits start in the kitchen. Joy of Food showsyou how to buy, prepare and enjoy inexpensive healthy food.

    If you and a group of friends or colleagues would like to find out howto cook more healthily and most importantly have some fun then wecan help! All you need is 6 or more people then we can come to alocation convenient for you and bring all the equipment along, plusits all FREE! Best of all, once you have made your delicious meal,you get to sit down and enjoy it together!

    For more information or to arrange a workshop for you and a groupof friends then please contact Sean West on 01842 768305 /07786 363499 or email: joyoffood@keystonetrust.org.uk

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    The Run In Thetford beginners running club has cometo the end of its first 10 weeks and due to its successwill be continuing for another 10 weeks in two locations!There are now 8 regular runners, many of whom hadnever run before they joined the group.

    The 2 coaches, former Olympian Paul Evans togetherwith Barry Palmer, have been working with the membersto build up their running whilst ensuring they preventinjury by warming up and cooling down properly. Thehard work is paying off with most of the group lookingforward to taking part in the Race for Life run in Julywhere they have the confidence they will be able tocomfortably run the whole course.

    Running is fantastic for keeping you healthy and thegroup also feel it is a great way to manage your weight!

    If you would like to give this free beginners runninggroup a go then come and join the friendly group.

    They meet on Mondays at Breckland Leisure Centre at11.30 (from the 19th April) and from the 10th May wewill also be meeting at 12.30 from the Town CouncilSteps. For further information please contact Nick Clarkeon 01603 697009 or emailnick.clarke@activenorfolk.org

    Run in Thetford

    Competition WinnerCongratulations to June Gaught, our April winner of thecompetition who correctly answered the question Who is the person that you would contact if youwanted to learn more about how to cook deliciousfood on a Joy of Food course? The answer was SeanWest. June won a locally sourced healthy food hamperworth 50.

    June was delighted when she received her phone callfrom the Thetford Healthy Town team to let her know shewas the winner and couldnt wait to receive her prize.

    June is married with 2 grown up children and was bornin Thetford. Though now retired, June and her husbandlike to walk for about an hour every day. When askedwhat she intended to do with her HUGE hamper, Junereplied I fancy making lots of stews and casseroles. Ifyou eat the right fresh foods, it keeps you mentallyhealthy and eating vegetables daily helps digestion,therefore you feel healthier inside. If I dont eat my 5vegetables a day I feel sluggish. I also grow my ownvegetables in the garden, including potatoes, beans,salads and a vast variety of berries.

    The hamper June received had a variety of differentvegetables, pulses, tinned fish and other items full ofdifferent vitamins and omega 3 for a rich and variedhealthy diet.

    Look out for a new competition this month

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  • Exercise Referral Scheme is back1 Life Training & Consultancy are very pleased to announce the re-launch ofExercise Referral in Thetford. A number of individuals will be trained to therecognised industry standard of the Central YMCA Qualification (CYQ, Level 3working with Clients with Specific Controlled Conditions).

    The scheme will be aimed at individuals keen to increasetheir activity levels for health benefits and a number ofsessions will be offered. Exercise opportunities includegym usage, circuits, chair based exercise, pilates, bodyconditioning and weight management workshops. Healthprofessionals will be able to refer individuals to thescheme and we anticipate a large number of referralsincreasing exercise opportunities for everyone.

    Exercise sessions will be held in Thetford and surroundingareas. We are keen to meet with health professionalslooking to refer patients, local community halls interested inholding classes, but more importantly we would love to hear from local people to hear what classes they would like to see in their area.

    For further information please contact Michelle Jermy on 07725 582817 or email:Michelle@1lifehf.com

    eat well move more live longereat well move more live longer

    The Walking for Health group have been enjoyingthe first signs of our spring sunshine this month witha range of walks taking place around Thetford and thesurrounding area. The walks are on Mondays andFridays and are suitable for all ages and abilities,varying in length and location to add variety.

    Joining the group is FREE and is a good way to meetpeople and discover new places; after the walks theyoften stop for coffee and a chat! The walks are also afantastic way to get active if you have young children.Many of the walks are pushchair friendly so you canget some fresh air and exercise without worryingabout childcare.

    To find out which walks are pushchair and mobilityscooter friendly look out for the friendly symbol in thenew spring programme. For more information pleasecontact Malcolm Bellingham on 01842 757351 or email malcolm.bellingham@yahoo.com

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  • May what when whereDate Time Activity Venue and DetailsSat 1 May 10.00 11.00 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park (4)

    11.30 12.30 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park (4)13.00 15.00 Street Dancing (11-16 years) Breckland Leisure Centre (2)

    Tue 4 May 13.00 16.00 Green Gym Please contact Jane Delaney16.00 17.00 Boxing Breckland Leisure Centre (2)

    Wed 5 May 20.00 21.30 Ballroom & Latin Dancing Carnegie Rooms (3.50)Thu 6 May 10.00 13.00 Green Gym Please contact Jane Delaney

    18.00 19.00 Combat Boot Camp Breckland Leisure Centre (4)Fri 7 May 10.00 Walking for Health Meet at Thetford Riverside Kiosk (1 or 2 miles)

    18.00 19.00 Combat Boot Camp Breckland Leisure Centre (4)Sat 8 May 10.00 11.00 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park (4)

    11.30 12.30 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park (4)13.00 15.00 Street Dancing (11-16 years) Breckland Leisure Centre (2)

    Mon 10 May 10.00 12.00 Grow Your Own Gardening Riversdale Centre (booking with Lucinda essential see contacts below)11.30 Running Club Meet at Breckland Leisure Centre14.00 Walking for Health Meet at Thetford Castle Street car park (3 miles)

    Tue 11 May 13.00 16.00 Green Gym Please contact Jane Delaney16.00 17.00 Boxing Breckland Leisure Centre (2)

    Wed 12 May 20.00 21.30 Ballroom & Latin Dancing Carnegie Rooms (3.50)Thu 13 May 10.00 13.00 Green Gym Please contact Jane Delaney

    18.00 19.00 Combat Boot Camp Breckland Leisure Centre (4)Fri 14 May 10.00 Walking for Health Meet at Knettishall Heath Country Park,main car park (2.5 miles)

    18.00 19.00 Combat Boot Camp Breckland Leisure Centre (4)Sat 15 May 10.00 11.00 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park (4)

    11.30 12.30 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park (4)13.00 15.00 Street Dancing Breckland Leisure Centre (2.50)

    Mon 17 May 11.30 Running Club Meet Breckland Leisure Centre14.00 Walking for Health Meet at West Harling Heath car park (3 miles)

    Tue 18 May 13.00 16.00 Green Gym Please contact Jane Delaney16.00 17.00 Boxing Breckland Leisure Centre (2)

    Wed 19 May 20.00 21.30 Ballroom & Latin Dancing Carnegie Rooms (3.50)Thu 20 May 10.00 13.00 Green Gym Please contact Jane Delaney

    18.00 19.00 Combat Boot Camp Breckland Leisure Centre (4)Fri 21 May 10.00 Walking for Health Meet at Thetford Riverside kiosk (2.5 or 3.5 miles)

    18.00 19.00 Combat Boot Camp Breckland Leisure Centre (4)Sat 22 May 10.00 11.00 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park (4)

    11.30 12.30 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park (4)13.00 15.00 Street Dancing Breckland Leisure Centre (2.50)

    Sun 23 May 13.00 16.00 Green Gym Please contact Jane DelaneyMon 24 May 10.00 12.00 Grow Your Own Gardening Riversdale Centre (booking with Lucinda essential see contacts below)

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