County Council brings 10 minute shake ups to Banbury

The council is promoting Change4Life’s 10 Minute Shake Ups, which is all about getting children active and improving the health and wellbeing of people across the county.

With a little help from Oxfordshire’s answer to Mr Motivator, the authority’s public health team will be in the centre all day encouraging children to get active and talking about the importance of a healthy lifestyle with their parents and carers.

While children get involved with a dance routine, their carers will be urged to sign up to Change4Life in order to receive a free resource pack containing loads of fun activities and a stop-watch.

A community dietician will also be on hand to talk about making balanced meals without breaking the bank.

Get active

Councillor Hilary Hibbert-Biles, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, said: “Children need to do around 60 minutes of exercise a day, but this can be broken down into ten minute sections and doesn’t have to be organised sport.

“Our event in Banbury is one of a series we are running  across Oxfordshire this summer and will show how all sorts of fun things, such as  dancing to your favourite song or hula-hooping for ten minutes, can contribute towards the target.

“A healthy diet and an active lifestyle are easier to achieve the earlier they are introduced and healthy children grow into healthy adults.”

The event at Castle Quays is free of charge and will run from 10am until 4.30pm.