Health and Fitness

Sunderland's Declaration On Healthy Weight
SUNDERLAND has become the first local authority in the North East to sign the Healthy Weight Declaration, underlining a commitment to supporting residents to live full and healthy lives. Signing the declaration means that Sunderland City Council is committing to delivering practical measures to help the city’s residents stay healthy,...
HIV Testing Week
LANDMARKS across Sunderland are being lit up this weekend to raise awareness of HIV Testing Week, which takes place 7 – 13 February. Northern Spire bridge, Keel Square, Fulwell Mill, Seaburn Lighthouse, Hylton Castle and the Beacon of Light are among the landmarks and lighting features being lit up in...
Few Simple Steps To Allow Us To Live Safely Alongside Covid
SUNDERLAND'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH is urging residents to continue being cautious to allow everyone to live safely alongside Covid following changes to the national guidance. In her latest video to residents, Gerry said: "This week we see a change to national guidance around Covid 19 and you will no...
Shedding light on the darkness of Blue Monday
Monday 17th January 2022. It’s the most depressing day of the year – apparently. But why? What is it about the third Monday of January – particularly in a COVID-era - that seems to make us feel worse than any other time?Dr Rebecca Owens is a psychology expert from the...
Veganuary: Time to join the New Year’s Revolution?
From diet to fitness, it’s the time of year when you might be rethinking your lifestyle – and as Veganuary gets underway, could this be the perfect time to kickstart your plant-based journey? Veganuary is a growing movement that encourages people to embrace plant-based diets during January and beyond....
Book Your Booster Now To Help Stay Safe This Christmas
SUNDERLAND'S Director of Public Health is calling on everyone to book their booster now to help keep themselves and their families safe this Christmas. Gerry Taylor, Director of Public Health at Sunderland City Council also urged people to do simple things like wearing a face covering, meeting outdoors where they...
Online Sessions Helping To Boost Morale Approaching University Mental Health Day On March 4th
“I think when the world feels so chaotic and uncertain, taking that time out for yourself to exercise has such a huge impact on your mental wellbeing, for boosting your spirit and your mood, and just helping you to cope.” That is the message from 21-year-old Team Sunderland Netball President...
SUNDERLAND SHOPPERS CONFIDENT ON CITY CENTRE SAFETY…
CONFIDENCE is growing among Sunderland shoppers that they are safe in the city centre, according to a new survey. Reminders on social distancing, one way systems and numerous hand sanitisation units have encouraged people who previously were anxious to move away from online shopping and support local businesses.These are just...
Many people are taking on challenges and setting themselves daily fitness goals while on lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, but for one Sunderland lecturer her need to keep fit and mobile has led to her setting herself a very unusual challenge – and rediscovering the meaning of good neighbours. Liz...
Establishing and maintaining daily routines is the difference between life lived to its fullest, and wasting precious days that become years doing nothing memorable, imitating a pile of clothes with a hibernating animal inside.This article is for those who know that more self-discipline would improve life for themselves and...

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