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Take on the head and heart challenge


Want to clear away those cobwebs and burn off those Christmas calories?

Then why not get out and tackle one of the new one mile health walks in Wigan and Leigh over the festive period.

The head and heart trails lead you on a walk from the heart structures in Lilford Park in Leigh and Mesnes Park in Wigan and follow a journey with coin posts leading the route.

Each coin has a word in it which when put together create a secret phrase and if you can work it out you could be in with a chance of winning a prize including foot golf and high rope sessions at Haigh Woodland Park from Inspiring healthy lifestyles.

Councillor Jim Moodie, lead member for leisure and public health at Wigan Council, said: “Taking those first steps to getting more active are the hardest ones, particularly when the weather is colder. But by even just trying to work-out more regularly can have a tremendous benefit to your health and reduce the risk of long term health conditions like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and heart disease.

“We’ve even given you the chance to put your brain cells to the test too with our quiz as it’s also important to recognise that leading an active lifestyle can also help to protect you against some forms of dementia.

“What better way to make the most of your Christmas break than to get together with others, wrap up warm and visit one of our fantastic parks to tackle our trails – you could even find yourself winning one of our fantastic prizes.”

To be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes simply send your answer along with your name, age and address to Public Health, Wigan Council, PO Box 100, Wigan, WN1 3DS. The closing date for entries is Monday 7th January.


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