Wellbeing fair promotes health and fitness for Army families at Colchester Garrison
- Credit: Corporal Andy Reddy RLC
A health and sports fair encouraged Colchester Garrison-based soldiers and their families to keep fit and well.
From American football to dental health and horse-riding to healthy eating, advice on how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and get involved with sport clubs in the local community were on offer at the garrison’s gym.
Warrant Officer Class 1 Joe Foreshew, in charge of physical fitness and sport for 16 Air Assault Brigade, said: “This event has been great to make our soldiers think about healthy living for their families and show them the wide range of sports groups there are in Colchester, for them to either start something new or develop a sport they already do.
“We’ve had a good flow of people through and it’s a real win-win situation for everyone involved. We’re introducing soldiers to opportunities to take part in sport and giving local clubs a pool of fit and active individuals to bring into their teams.”
The Army health team also gave presentations about issues such as mental health and nutrition.