Healthy Heart : Healthy Brain

21st May 2018

Salford Community Leisure (SCL) is working together with dementia providers from across Salford for Dementia Action Week 2018 to share simple steps that people can take to lower their risk of vascular dementia.

"We know that people are now more worried about getting dementia than cancer. We want to let people know that they can lower their risk of vascular dementia with the Healthy Heart : Healthy Brain campaign for Dementia Action week." Emma Smith, Empowered Conversations, Six Degrees

SCL will host the prevention campaign next week with their team of Swim Activators working alongside provider colleagues taking people through the six steps to a healthier heart! SCL is committed to supporting the people of Salford to live as healthily as possible, engaging with physical activity as well as the social benefits that this can bring.

The Healthy Heart : Healthy Brain campaign focuses on people leading a healthy lifestyle and keeping active to lower their risk of cardiovascular diseases and their risk of vascular dementia. For good heart health:

  • Stop smoking
  • Keep fit and exercise regularly
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a nutritious and balanced diet
  • Drink alcohol with Chief Medical Officers' guidelines
  • Keep cholesterol and blood pressure under control

To support Dementia Action Week, people living with long-term conditions can benefit from SCL's 5 Swims for £5 offer or take advantage of a free Freedom Plus pass. Find out more about this offer and the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle by speaking to staff and volunteers at the following leisure centres:

DateTimeCentre
Monday 21 May

10.00am - 12.00pm

10.00am - 12.00pm

4.00pm - 6.00pm

Clarendon Leisure Centre

Eccles Leisure Centre

Eccles Leisure Centre

Tuesday 22 May

10.00am - 12.00pm

4.00pm - 6.00pm

Swinton & Pendlebury Leisure Centre

Swinton & Pendlebury Leisure Centre

Wednesday 23 May4.00pm - 6.00pmBroughton Leisure Centre
Thursday 24 May

10.00am - 12.00pm

10.00am - 12.00pm

4.00pm - 6.00pm

4.00pm - 6.00pm

Broughton Leisure Centre

Worsley Leisure Centre

Irlam & Cadishead Leisure Centre

Worsley Leisure Centre

 

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