Free Public talk- Active Cities are Successful Cities

Date: Monday 1 June 2015  5.30pm – 6.30pm (Light refreshments from 5.00pm) Venue: Lecture Theatre (MD108) – Magee campus, Northland Road, Derry~Londonderry

Come along to find out: the real facts about physical activity from a world-renowned expert, how physical activity affects your health and well-being, and how you can be more active in your everyday life

Dr. William Bird is a world renowned expert in physical activity, serving on the Physical Activity Strategy board for Public Health England and serving as an advisor to the World Health Organisation and Public Health Wales. He has applied his background as a family GP to setting up Green Gyms and running GP Training. In 1996, he founded ‘Intelligent Health’ which works in partnership with international organisations, local authorities (transport, public health), universities, the NHS, charities and corporate partners to promote physical activity in community settings.

This year, over 150,000 people are expected to take part in ‘Beat the Street’, the company’s  fun, free, walking and cycling community challenge.By bringing together local community groups, academic researchers and interested individuals, we hope to explore how similar initiatives can help to increase physical activity in Derry~Londonderry and the North West Region. 5:30 – 6:30 pm Lecture Theatre MD108 – Magee campus

Admission to this event is FREE, but booking is required as there are a limited number of tickets available. RSVP by Friday 29 May 2015 at:

Physical inactivity is now the 4th leading risk factor for premature death, according to the World Health Organisation. There is strong evidence that a lack of physical activity and exercise increases your risk of developing a number of health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. What is less understood, however, is how to promote, encourage and sustain greater physical activity levels in our daily lives and within the community as a whole


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