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Thumbs up from Civic Chair for free health checks


Councillor Burton steps onto the body composition scales, watched by the District Council’s physical activity and sports development officer Katie Burns

Civic Chair Councillor David Burton has given the thumbs up to Derbyshire Dales District Council's free Health MOTs after dropping into a test this week.

Councillor Burton stepped onto the body composition scales at a session at The Whitworth in his Darley Dale ward - to be presented with measurements of height, weight, muscle mass, body fat, visceral fat, metabolic rate, bone mass, BMI and heart rate.

Now he's encouraging more local people to take advantage of the free health checks - and appealing to Derbyshire Dales community venues to offer to host the sessions.

“In early January I experienced a heart attack, which resulted in having a stent inserted into a main artery," Councillor Burton said. "My view is that these health checks would probably have picked up on this impending problem.

"This is a brilliant opportunity to check your current basic state of health and my thanks go to all those involved who are making this happen in a friendly, caring manner."

As it's a free activity, the District Council is keen to receive offers from local venues offering a room or space for the health checks at no charge. Contact sports development@derby shiredales.gov.uk

The Health MOTs are supported by Derbyshire Dales Localities funding from Derbyshire County Council.

The next session is scheduled to take place at Bakewell Swimming Pool & Gym on Wednesday 5 July from 9am to 12 noon.


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