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Why Leeds Locals Are Leaving the Car at Home

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the National Walking Month campaign, with the aim being to get as many people walking as possible. With dedicated programmes specifically targeting school children and the elderly to be up on their feet and staying active. Living Streets (the charity behind the campaign) have put more of an emphasis…

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How Leeds is Leading the Way tackling Childhood Obesity

By Joseph Cheshire and Josh Heycock A Recent scheme conducted in Leeds has been linked to a decrease in child obesity, with an alleged 625 children being ‘saved’ from falling into this category. . The venture, created by Leeds City Council gave ‘health lessons’ to 6,000 families from deprived areas. Rates dropped from 9.4% to…

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