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Cambridge City Council

Register now for free health and wellbeing activities at Cambridgeshire's Healthy You festival in January

8 December 2023

Healthy You is running a completely free, online, month-long health and wellbeing festival in January and organisers are encouraging residents to register now to receive event updates and timetable news in the run up to the festival.

The Healthy You Festival offers free activities such as healthy eating workshops; wellbeing during the menopause classes; taster activities for Pilates, Yoga, T’ai Chi, Salsa, Mindfulness, multiple dance styles and more; strength training for the over 50s; and a chance to pick up healthy lifestyle tips and advice to get active.

All activities are free, online, and suitable for beginners. The sessions offer an opportunity for anyone who is looking to try a new fitness activity, or get fresh ideas to create healthier habits in the new year – whether individually or as a family, community or school group.

The festival is organised by Healthy You – a free service for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough residents looking to make changes to their lifestyles, funded by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council – and will be run in partnership with Living Sport, Cambridge City Council, and the county’s other district and city councils.

Register online to receive the full timetable and updates about the festival programme.

Cllr Rachel Wade, Executive Councillor for Communities at Cambridge City Council, said: “The festival has been really well received since its launch in 2020 for Cambridge residents and expansion last year to offer activities to residents across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as well.

“Taking part in an activity online is a great way of trying something new. It can be intimidating going along to a new class or group in person for the first time, but taking part online can be a great way to try something and remove some of the anxieties. Online sessions also allow more flexibility for many people who may struggle to attend a physical location because of caring responsibilities or commuting – so our hope is that continuing the programme online means it is as accessible as possible for many more people.”

Cllr Richard Howitt, Chair of the Adults and Health Committee at the Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “The approaching holiday period can be very busy and as the weather becomes colder and wetter it is important that you look after your health. The January festival will help you recover from this period and remain well in the coldest months.”

Cllr Saqib Farooq, Peterborough City Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “We are fully committed to helping residents stay healthy both mentally and physically, which is part of our work to create strong and sustainable communities. I’m delighted that the Healthy You festival has been expanded to include residents in Peterborough and would urge everyone to sign up and get involved in this worthwhile scheme.”