Brentwood Borough Council Leisure, Arts and Community - Healthier Brentwood

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Healthier Brentwood

Health and wellbeing can mean different things to different people, but health itself is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. We are aiming to achieve a Healthier Brentwood. Healthier means having or enjoying good health and a sound and vigorous mentality.

Brentwood Borough Council's priorities for a healthier Brentwood are contained in our Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The Council's Health & Wellbeing Board meet quarterly and are focused on three priority issues for Brentwood:

  • Ageing Well
  • Tackling Obesity and Improving Physical Health
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

Several Schemes are running to improve the health and well-being of Brentwood residents, these include but not exclusive to:

TuckIN - a pledge made by local food businesses to make food better, through reductions in salt, sugar and fats, healthier cooking techniques and reduction in calories through portion control. For more information visit the TuckIN Page.

Outdoor Exercise

Walking:

Regular walking can:

  •      Reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol
  •      Aid weight loss
  •      De-stress and relax
  •      Improve Stamina and endurance
  •      Strengthen bones

Brentwood Health Traks. - details of free organised walks in Brentwood can be found on our Walking and Cycling web page or at the Walking for Health website using the online walk finder tool. If you would like to become a volunteer walk leader, please contact sarah.walmsley@brentwood.gov.uk

Parkrun is a 5km jog (on your own pace) held at Weald Park every Saturday at 9am. You can run for FREE on Saturdays by registering at www.parkrun.org.uk/brentwood

Junior Parkrun is every Sunday at Weald Park at 9am for children aged 4-14 years (also free!) www.parkrun.org.uk/brentwood-juniors/

Active Essex has an activity finder if you are looking for new ways of getting active in the area.

Further information can be found in our Sports and Activities section of the website.

Please see our Older People section for information on the different services available for the elderly.

Warley Playing Fields Outdoor Gym - an outdoor gym near the new play equipment is in the design phase and will be completed by summer 2019 - look out for this exciting new equipment, where no gym membership fees are required!!

Or if you would like to visit an outdoor gym now then you can visit Mountnessing Coronation Playing Fields or West Horndon to try them.

Breadcrumb, my location

Healthier Brentwood

Health and wellbeing can mean different things to different people, but health itself is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. We are aiming to achieve a Healthier Brentwood. Healthier means having or enjoying good health and a sound and vigorous mentality.

Brentwood Borough Council's priorities for a healthier Brentwood are contained in our Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The Council's Health & Wellbeing Board meet quarterly and are focused on three priority issues for Brentwood:

  • Ageing Well
  • Tackling Obesity and Improving Physical Health
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

Several Schemes are running to improve the health and well-being of Brentwood residents, these include but not exclusive to:

TuckIN - a pledge made by local food businesses to make food better, through reductions in salt, sugar and fats, healthier cooking techniques and reduction in calories through portion control. For more information visit the TuckIN Page.

Outdoor Exercise

Walking:

Regular walking can:

  •      Reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol
  •      Aid weight loss
  •      De-stress and relax
  •      Improve Stamina and endurance
  •      Strengthen bones

Brentwood Health Traks. - details of free organised walks in Brentwood can be found on our Walking and Cycling web page or at the Walking for Health website using the online walk finder tool. If you would like to become a volunteer walk leader, please contact sarah.walmsley@brentwood.gov.uk

Parkrun is a 5km jog (on your own pace) held at Weald Park every Saturday at 9am. You can run for FREE on Saturdays by registering at www.parkrun.org.uk/brentwood

Junior Parkrun is every Sunday at Weald Park at 9am for children aged 4-14 years (also free!) www.parkrun.org.uk/brentwood-juniors/

Active Essex has an activity finder if you are looking for new ways of getting active in the area.

Further information can be found in our Sports and Activities section of the website.

Please see our Older People section for information on the different services available for the elderly.

Warley Playing Fields Outdoor Gym - an outdoor gym near the new play equipment is in the design phase and will be completed by summer 2019 - look out for this exciting new equipment, where no gym membership fees are required!!

Or if you would like to visit an outdoor gym now then you can visit Mountnessing Coronation Playing Fields or West Horndon to try them.