Free ‘Health Day’ event coming to Boxtree Park

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On Sunday 1st September from 12 noon until 5.00 pm, the Friends of Harrow Weald Recreation Ground are holding a Health Day in the park. Entrance is Free.  

As well as enjoying the fun of being outdoors, this varied day offers the opportunity to learn more about your own health and to understand the things that may help you.  Pilates, Tai Chi, yoga, walks, spin cycling and a fitness boot camp are just some of the disciplines featured for adults.  

Watch demonstrations of different exercise techniques, or join in and find the one that might suit you.  If you’re worried about your weight, WW (the new Weight Watchers) will be glad to offer their help, or you can explore the benefits of Herbalife’s meal plan.Buy some healthy food at the stall sponsored by Waitrose, bring a picnic, or enjoy other food on offer from our own stall.

For children, storyteller Claudia Mernick will be on hand to spin some tales; and activities, such as yoga and fun cycling (bring a bicycle to take part), will be on offer.  Take thechallenge of a children’s treasure hunt running throughout the afternoon, and Caren, will be ready to add adornment to your child’s face with her face painting skills.

The schedule for the afternoon is:

For Adults:

12 noon​: Tai Chi

1.00pm​​: Ladies keep fit and spin cycling

1.45pm​​: Yoga

2.30pm​​: Street Jive

3.15pm​​: Pilates

4.00pm​​: Boot Camp

Time TBA​: Health walks and identify the trees in the park

For Children:

2.00pm​​: Story teller

3.00pm: Yoga

All afternoon​: Treasure trail around the park and face painting

Time TBA​: Fun cycling skills

If you are looking for relaxation, there is the chance to find out about the power of crystals, essential oils and aromatherapy, or enjoy holistic healing or massage from practitioners Veena Ledbetter and Heal of Hand, or find out about cupping from Harrow Cupping Clinic.  Enjoy a walk in the park while learning about the local trees, explore the many stalls and relax, while listening to music provided by DJ Donald Bunting.  

There will also be the opportunity to find out about your own health from Tech Medical Paramedics, who can offer pulsereadings, oxygen levels, blood sugar, temperature, blood pressure checks and printed ECGs.    

If you are concerned about the health of our bees, you can learn all about them from the Harrow Beekeepers’ Association, and find out how you can help them to survive.  Locally produced honey and other products will be available to buy.

Don’t miss the raffle and your chance to win a prize. Please see www.harrowweald.co.uk for more information and updates.


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