Leicester gets active for Wear it Red Day
WALKERS, joggers and cyclists joined forces today (February 23) to take part in an organised Wear it Red Day event.
People walked, jogged or cycled from Aylestone Leisure Centre, Braunstone Leisure Centre, Cossington Street Sports centre, Spence Street Sports Centre and Evington Leisure Centre to the Town Hall to raise awarness of heart disease.
The event, which has been running for the past two years was organised by Leicester City Council for the National Heart Foundation.
Among those walking from Cossington Street Sports centre were councillor Manjula Sood.
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She said: "It's all to raise awareness of heart conditions and that walking can help keep you healthy. Leicestershire is one of the areas in the country identified as having health inequalities.
"We want people to look after their health and today is about raising awareness of the activities they can take part in to do that."
Heart Smart and Active Lifestyle Scheme members were among those targeted to take part in the event.
Heart Smart users are people who have suffered from a heart condition and through the council scheme are now on the road to recovery.
To find out more about the Active Lifestyle Scheme and Heart Smart, visit the website www.leicester.gov.uk/activelifestyle, or call 0116 299 5585.
A free walking programme is also available to anyone looking for a simple and effective way to get active.
The group walks follow short routes around Leicester, on March 2, 11am a walk will leave from Cossington Sports Center and on March 5, 12pm meet at Stocking Farm Community Centre.
For further information contact Amy Morgan on 0116 2526542 or email email@example.com or visit www.getwalking.org/leicester