Your best foot forward as part of Healthy Town
WEXFORD TOWN has been named as the Pfizer Healthy Town for 2018.
Now in its seventh year, the Pfizer Healthy Town initiative is an eight-week public programme aimed at enhancing the health and wellbeing of communities across Ireland.
Healthy Town 2018 will provide the people of Wexford town with tools and advice to improve their health and wellbeing through free events, information seminars and practical workshops. The programme calls on everyone to make simple, small changes in the areas of ‘heart’, ‘body’ and ‘nutrition’.
The programme also provides local clubs, groups, and businesses, with an opportunity to be profiled on the ‘Healthy Town Hub’ – an illustrated map of Wexford showcaseing organisations in the town that offer related services.
A survey carried out in the town in May showed that while 75% of people felt a healthy lifestyle was important, only 36% said they felt knowledgeable about health and wellbeing.
Wexford hurler and ambassador for Healthy Town 2018 Lee Chin said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for Wexford Town to showcase the huge variety of health and wellbeing services available to everyone in the community.’
He added: ‘Keeping fit and healthy is incredibly important to me as part of my daily routine, and I know it can be a challenge to take the first step towards a healthier you. I encourage everyone in Wexford Town and beyond to get involved in this year’s programme of events – whether it’s attending a health seminar or participating in a walking group – one step at a time will make all the difference.’
Healthy Town will run over an eight-week period during September-October and the programme includes public information meetings; walks/runs; nutrition advice and more.
Paul Reid of Pfizer, Wexford hurler Lee Chin and Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne.