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Healthy Havering

“It’s like a race in slow motion.”

A community project that trains Havering residents to become Health Champions has seen the applicants successfully adopt healthier lifestyles.

After a few years off the court Recorder reporter Liam Coleman donned his sweatbands and backwards cap and went along to Gidea Park Lawn Tennis Club to give cardio tennis a try, and by the looks of things it was good fun!

Obesity-related hospital admissions in Havering soared over the past three years, so reporter April Roach went ice skating in Romford as part of the Recorder’s Healthy Havering campaign.

“It’s a great way to connect your body and mind. We live such hectic lifestyles that we sometimes just need some time to relax and forget about all our worries.”

One in three people in Havering does not do enough exercise, according to the NHS Active Lives Survey. So reporter Aaron Walawalkar and some Recorder colleagues tried out Zorb football to show one fun way to get active.

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